Nathan Przestrzelski (pronounced Prez-elski) is in his first season as an administrative assistant for Utah State. In his role, Przestrzelski will assist the defensive coaches with the daily operations of the defense. Duties include film breakdown, compilation of reports, assist defensive coordinator Todd Orlando, and any other administrative duties as assigned by the coordinators or position coaches.
Prior to joining Utah State's coaching staff, Przestrzelski spent the 2012 season as an intern with the Florida International University football staff. As the special teams quality control assistant, Przestrzelski's scouting and analysis of opponents' special teams units and production of the weekly scouting reports helped move FIU from a special teams rank of eighth in 2011 to first overall in the Sun Belt Conference in 2012. In addition, he supported FIU football operations with recruiting, filming and editing practice and game footage, monitoring athletes' academic progress, and organizing and supervising community service events.
During the fall of 2011, Przestrzelski served as an event and operations intern with the Orange Bowl Committee, often leading the logistical elements of the many festival, community, and game day events for the 2012 Discover Orange Bowl. In addition, he also had a punting tryout with the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League prior to the 2011 season.
Przestrzelski began his coaching career as the special teams coordinator at Charles D. Owen High School in Black Mountain, N.C. where, under his guidance, the junior varsity and varsity special teams units had their most productive season since his graduation. Przestrzelski has also taught special teams as a counselor with Ray Guy's ProKicker® camps.
Przestrzelski spent four years at East Carolina University as a punter, where he helped the Pirates to back-to-back Conference USA Championships in 2008 and 2009 as well as four-straight bowl appearances, including a 41-38 victory against Boise State in the 2007 Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl.
Przestrzelski earned his master's degree in sports administration from St. Thomas University in 2012 and his bachelor's degree in sports studies with a minor in business administration from East Carolina University in 2009.