Bryan Nardo

Inside the Headset: Bryan Nardo

This week on Inside the Headset, we are featuring the Defensive Coordinator at Gannon University, Bryan Nardo. Coach Nardo discusses his start in coaching and his career path, his defensive and recruiting philosophy, and the impact the AFCA has had on his career.


Bryan Nardo is currently coaching at Gannon University as the Defensive Coordinator and Linebackers coach. He was appointed in February 2022 after 2 years at Youngstown State and 8 years at Emporia State. Coach Nardo was named the Great Lakes Football Conference Assistant Coach of the Year in 2011 while working at Missouri S&T in Rolla, MO. He was also selected as a member of the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) 35 Under 35 Coaches Leadership Institute in 2019.


Show Notes:

1:20 When did you decide to coach?

2:45 Who did you reach out to for beginning your career?

4:25 Experience as student coach

6:15 Family in the coaching profession

8:20 Work/Life Balance

10:52 How to separate work from home

14:00 Transitioning to a new job

17:25 How long till you got your next job?

18:50 Defensive Philosophy Going to Gannon

21:45 Who do you go to for X&O’s help?

24:12 Experience recruiting at different levels

28:12 What does being a part of the AFCA 35u35 Class mean to you?

30:10 Social/Conclusion

Twitter: @CoachNardo27

Email: nardo001@gannon.edu

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