Former Husker Assistant Held is UNK’s New Head Football Coach

Former Nebraska assistant coach Ryan Held has been hired as head football coach at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

The 48-year old Held is the 19th coach in team history. 

Held spent last season as offensive coordinator and interim head coach at the University of North Alabama.  He was the running backs coach and recruiting coordinator at Nebraska from 2018 through 2021.  While at NU, Held was twice named one of the nation’s top 25 recruiters by 

He replaces Josh Lynn, who was UNK’s head coach the past six seasons.