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Harold Nash, Jr. (born May 5, 1970 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a current American football strength and conditioning coach for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He is also a former defensive back in the Canadian Football League.

Harold Nash
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Nash during an August 28, 2009 preseason game against the Washington Redskins.
Detroit Lions
Position:Strength and conditioning coach
Defensive back
Personal information
Born: (1970-05-05) May 5, 1970 (age 49)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Career information
High school:St. Augustine
(New Orleans, Louisiana)
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career highlights and awards

Playing careerEdit

Nash attended St. Augustine High School in New Orleans, Louisiana where he played defensive back. He then attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana, where he went from a walk-on defensive back in 1988 to being voted a permanent team captain by 1992. After spending training camp with the NFL's New York Giants in 1993, Nash moved to the CFL. He first joined the expansion Shreveport Pirates (1994–1995) who folded at the conclusion of the 1995 season. Nash later joined the Montreal Alouettes (1996–1999), but midway through the 1999 season, joined the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1999–2003) with whom he set a team record for all-time pass knockdowns. He played his final CFL season with the Edmonton Eskimos. In total, Nash recorded 367 tackles and 24 interceptions throughout his CFL career. He was also named a CFL All-Star three times.

Coaching careerEdit

After retiring from the CFL after their 2004 season, Nash joined the Patriots as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for their 2005 season. He was promoted to head strength and conditioning coach for the 2011 season.

On January 29, 2016, Nash was hired as the head strength and conditioning coach for the Detroit Lions.[1]


Nash has a son named Harold Nash III.

External linksEdit


  1. ^ "Lions hire head strength and conditioning coach". Detroit Lions. January 29, 2016. Retrieved January 29, 2016.