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Nick Siatras
Position: Recruiting Coordinator/Defensive Line Coach
Alma Mater: Ohio State '06

Nick Siatras enters his third year as defensive end coach at Miami, having been officially named to the staff on Jan. 15, 2011. He assumed responsibilities as the recruiting coordinator in 2012.

As recruiting coordinator, Siatras is responsible for the organization of all the RedHawks’ recruiting targets and visits. He also coached defensive ends, helping lead Wes Williams and Jason Semmes, a strong tandem that combined for 101 tackles, 6.5 sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss in 2012.

Siatras, 31, spent four seasons at Michigan State (2007-10), serving his final season as a video intern. He also worked closely with linebackers coach Mike Tressel. During his first three years with the Spartans, he was a graduate assistant on the defensive side, helping defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi and defensive line coach Ted Gill.

In 2006, Siatras served as a staff assistant for head coach Mark Dantonio at Cincinnati. On the field, Siatras worked with the defensive backs as well as helping with scout team duties.

During the coaching transition at UC, Siatras held the title of interim defensive line coach for the Bearcats in the inaugural International Bowl, a 27-24 Bearcat victory over Western Michigan.

Siatras was a student intern coach at Ohio State in 2004-05, assisting the secondary and the scout team. He began coaching at Upper Arlington High School in 2003 as an assistant working with the defensive line.

The Youngstown, Ohio, native played offensive and defensive line at Campbell Memorial High School, earning first-team All-Northeast Ohio honors as a senior. He played one season (2000) at center at Youngstown State.

Siatras earned a bachelor’s degree in sports management from Ohio State in 2006 and a master’s degree in sports administration from Michigan State two years later. He is married to the former Katie Shenoo of Chicago, Ill.

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