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Nick Caley
Nick  Caley

Canton, Ohio

Assistant Coach/Secondary


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Coaching Experience
2014 - Florida Atlantic University (Assistant Coach/Secondary)
2013 - University of Arkansas (Defensive Graduate Assistant)
2012 - Eastern Illinois University (Secondary Coach)
2009-11 - Iowa State University (Defensive Graduate Assistant)
2008 - Auburn University (Defensive Administrative Assistant)
2006-07 - Akron University (Defensive Graduate Assistant/Recruiting Assistant)
2005-06 - John Carroll University (Student Assistant)

Bowl /Post-Season Games Coached
2012 - FCS play-offs (Eastern Illinois)
2011 - New Era Pinstripe Bowl (Iowa State)
2009 - Insight Bowl (Iowa State)

Playing Experience
DB/P - Walsh University (2002)

Born: January 22, 1983
Hometown: Canton, Ohio
Education: Bachelor of Arts, Communications, John Carroll 2006; Master of Science, Sport Science a Coaching, Akron 2008, Masters of Education, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Iowa State, 2011
Marital Status: Wife, Grace

At Florida Atlantic
Caley joined the Florida Atlantic staff in January of 2015 as one of two secondary coaches. Caley focused his efforts with the safeties but saw the entire unit flourish with five members of the secondary listed among the team's top-eight tacklers. Senior Damian Parms ended his final campaign No. 2 among FAU leaders and No. 9 among all Conference USA tacklers. The safeties were credited with two interceptions and the secondary tallied nearly 20% of the team's tackles for a loss. At season's end, FAU's defense was among the leaguers top third in C-USA games only.

At Arkansas
Worked with the staff where he was responsible for the nickel position. Assisted with the day-to-day coaching of the linebackers and contributed with all aspects of special teams. His responsibilities also included evaluating all underclassmen prospects in the Midwest. His position at Arkansas allowed him the opportunity to work with both Charlie Partridge and former Miami head coach Randy Shannon.

At Eastern Illinois
Eastern Illinois' defense finished the 2012 campaign as the Ohio Valley Conference Champions, in part due to a No. 2 ranked pass efficiency defense in the OVC. Caley coached Nick Beard who was named first team All-Ohio Valley Conference as a safety.

At Iowa State
Caley served as a graduate assistant for a program that participated in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. Iowa State's defense finished the season ranked No. 8 nationally in turnovers gained (32). Caley worked with Leonard Johnson who finished the season as a second team All-Big 12 selection and David Sims who was an honorable mention All-Big 12 selection. Both Leonard and Sims continued their playing careers in the NFL as undrafted free agents. Caley was responsible for recruiting the states of Ohio, Illinois, Michigan and Minnesota.

At Auburn
Caley worked with Defensive Coordinator Paul Rhoads and the Tiger secondary a unit that finished ranked No. 19 nationally in passing defense. Auburn ended 2008 14th nationally in scoring defense and No. 29 in total defense. While at Auburn he assisted Paul Rhoads in coaching both Jerraud Powers and Walt McFadden, who were 3rd and 5th round draft picks, respectively.

At Akron
While at Akron, Caley was part of a staff that captured the Mid-American Conference Championship, the first in the school's history. The Zips then represented the University in the program's first bowl game, the Motor City Bowl. In 2006, Akron defeated its first BCS opponent, North Carolina State. Caley had the opportunity to work, with the secondary that featured corner Reggie Corner, a fourth round draft pick by the Buffalo Bills as well as corner Brandon Anderson who signed as an undrafted free agent with the Buccaneers.

At John Carroll
Began his coaching career at his alma mater as a student coach.

Work with Professional Players
Leonard Johnson (Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Free agent)
David Sims (New York Giants - Free agent)
Jerraud Powers (Indianapolis Colts - 3rd round pick)
Walt McFadden (Oakland Raiders - 5th round pick)
Reggie Corner (Buffalo Bills - 4th round pick)
Brandon Anderson (Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Free agent)

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