Peter Nelson, three time All American at Minnesota Duluth and former Minnetonka (MN) varsity assistant coach, has been named assistant lacrosse coach at Indiana University, head coach Peter Tumbas announced Wednesday.
“I couldn’t be more excited for the opportunity to work with the Indiana University Men’s Lacrosse program. I want to thank the coaching staff for bringing me into an up and coming program that has the potential to be a national contender in the near future,” said Nelson.
Nelson will be involved in all aspects of the Hoosier lacrosse program.
“We are thrilled to welcome Peter to our staff,” Tumbas said. “He is one of the most decorated players in the history of the MCLA and to have someone of his caliber join our program speaks to the quality of lacrosse at Indiana.”
While at Duluth, Nelson was a three year captain and a four time all conference member in addition to being a three time All American. The Bulldogs advanced to the MCLA tournament three of Nelson’s four years. In 2008, Nelson’s senior year, the Bulldogs lost to Arizona State 8-7 in the quarterfinals.
“It’s exciting to bring in a coach with excellent player credentials but we are more thrilled to bring in a person who played for Coach Graff and who has paid his dues at the high school level. He’s not just a talented player but an excellent teacher and communicator,” said Tumbas.
Nelson spent the 2011 season coaching at Minnetonka. The team finished ranked 4th in the state. He also spent time with the Duluth high school program. He coached junior varsity hockey at Duluth for four seasons.