Josh Nilson is in his first year as full-time assistant coach, after being promoted this summer. Overall, Nilson is in third year as an assistant coach and sixth year with the Aggie gymnastics program after being a student-assistant for the previous three seasons.
Nilson, a Logan, Utah native, is the Aggies' bars coach. Last season, he coached second-team all-WAC performer Rebecca Holliday and NCAA Regional qualifier Jackie Dillon.
"Josh has done a great job; he's very talented," USU head coach Jeff Richards said. "He is very patient over there and has a good eye for the technical aspect of it."
Previous to being a full-time assistant, Nilson was a spotter and helper for the Aggie gymnastics team the past three years. He also coached at Sports Academy for three years, after coaching with the USU Tytans gymnastics program for the previous three years. Nilson competed as a Level 10 gymnast for the previous two years.
"Josh has a really good knowledge of all the events and I think he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our program," Richards said.
Nilson is earned his bachelor's degree in law and constitution studies from Utah State 2010. He is the younger brother of former USU assistant gymnastics coach Ben Nilson, who coached the Aggies from 2003-07.
Nilson is married to Amanda Corn and is the father of Tristan Nilson.