A native of Logan, Utah, Ben Nilson is in his fourth year assisting the Aggies.
Nilson has been very active in gymnastics since the age of eight. He competed until age 12 and began coaching at age 16. He started coaching tumbling at Wasatch Gymnastics in Logan. He began as a substitute coach, then moved on to co-coach. At the age of 18, Nilson started coaching boys gymnastics and spread his focus to all events.
Nilson took two years off from coaching to serve an LDS mission in Warsaw, Poland.
Upon returning from his mission Nilson joined his brother in starting the Tytans, a club on campus for high school aged boys and girls. Nilson is in charge of the boys and helps with the girls. It was in this compacity that Nilson met head coach Ray Corn.
Nilson is the oldest of six and is the son of Clair and Jeena Nilson... He married his wife Michelle in August of 2004... Graduated with a degree in Liberal Arts in 2006.