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Nick Tabacca
Position: Offensive Line Coach
Alma Mater: Ball State
Graduating Year: 2004
Phone: 765.285.8251
Email: nptabacca@bsu.edu
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Nick Tabacca Bio
Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: 02/06/2012

 

Left Ball State after the 2013 season to accept a position on the coaching staff at Wake Forest . . . .

Run Game Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach
7th Year as a Football Coach in 2013
2nd Year at Ball State in 2013

Alma Mater: Ball State '04
Master's:  Ball State '06

Recruiting Areas:
Northeast Indiana
Ohio (Northwest)
Michigan (Area Codes - 269, 517, 734, 313, 248, 586, 801, 989) 

Coaching Experience:
Defiance, assistant, 2007-09
Butler, assistant, 2010-11
Ball State, assistant, 2012-13

NOTES:  Coached Ball State's offensive line in 2012 and 2013 and was given the additional duties of run game coordinator after the 2013 regular season . . . coached Jordan Hansel to All-Mid-American Conference First Team honors and Jacob Richard to All-MAC Third Team honors in 2013 . . . coached Austin Holtz to All-MAC First-Team honors in 2012, while Jordan Hansel and Cameron Lowry received third-team honors . . . joined the Ball State football program in February of 2012 after spending the 2010 and 2011 seasons as an assistant at Butler . . . served as the Bulldogs offensive line coach in 2010 and the offensive line coach and co-offensive coordinator in 2011 . . . at Defiance, served as the run game coordinator, offensive line coach and strength and conditioning coordinator in 2007 and added the title of offensive coordinator in 2008 and 2009 . . . began coaching career as a graduate assistant coach at Ball State in 2005 and 2006.

Personal Information:
Date of Birth: Oct. 31, 1981, in Columbus, Ohio

Family: Married to the former Alyssa Schwanekamp, a Ball State alum . . . four children -- Sophia, Lucas, Lily and Grace
High School:  Hilliard Davidson H.S. (Class of '00) in Columbus, Ohio
College: Bachelor's - Ball State '04;  Master's - Ball State '06

NOTES: Earned four letters as an offensive lineman for the Ball State Cardinals . . . started 33 gameds in his final three seasons, including the final 24 games of his career . . . a 2002 and 2003 Academic All-Mid-American Conference selection . . . team captain for the Cardinals as a senior in 2004 . . . anchored an offensive line that blocked for a then school record 2,730 passing yards in 2003 . . . blocked for tailback Marcus Merriweather, who rushed for a then school record 1,244 yards in 2001 and bettered that with 1,618 rushing yards in 2002.