Dan Nehlen is in his 29th year as equipment manager for the Mountaineer football program.
The son of Hall of Fame and former Mountaineer coach Don Nehlen, he is responsible for maintaining and procuring all equipment and uniforms for the football program as well as overseeing the football student managers.
Nehlen also coordinates the extensive movement of equipment when West Virginia takes to the road.
He joined the West Virginia staff in 1981 as a student manager. In 1986, he became assistant equipment manager and held that position for two years before becoming a full-time staff member in 1988.
A native of Canton, Ohio, Nehlen received a bachelor's degree in physical education and safety in 1985 from West Virginia. He and his wife, Janie, have two children, Ryan and Danielle. Ryan, a former member of the Mountaineer football squad, now serves as a graduate assistant coach at Michigan, working with the wide receivers.