Ankeny hires Northern Iowa assistant

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by Jeff Fisher

Ankeny Hawks footballRick Nelson is the new head coach at Ankeny.  Nelson, who has spent most of his coaching career at the collegiate level, has been the offensive line coach at Northern Iowa since 2000.  Nelson told the Des Moines Register that he’s excited to coach with his son Nick, who’s an assistant coach at Ankeny.

In 2013, the Ankeny Community School District split into two schools — Ankeny and Ankeny Centennial.  The split occurred after Ankeny won the 2012 Iowa 4-A state title.

Below you can watch a video about that final season before the split.

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.