Nick Siatras enters his second year as defensive line coach at Miami, having been
officially named to the staff on Jan. 15, 2011. He also assumes responsibilities as the
RedHawks' recruiting coordinator.
Siatras, 30, spent the previous four seasons at Michigan State, most recently
serving 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
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.