Nilsson adds familiar faces to coaching staff

Nilsson adds familiar faces to coaching staff
LEWISTON, ID - Not only do the Lewiston Bengals have a new football coach in Shawn Nilsson, but they have an entirely new staff, with the exception of one coach.

"I'm working with some of my best friends which always makes it fun," said Nilsson. "And guys that know football."

Those friends of Coach Nilsson are some pretty familiar faces to the Bengal program, most notably; former head coach Nick Menegas, whom he coached with back in the 90's. Coach Nilsson has high praises for his former leader and said he's excited to revive their old winning ways.

"Coach Menegas is one of the best, " said Nilsson. "I think (he) should have been at the college level. I learned a lot from him and we'll take that and between the two of us, expand on things offensively."

Coach Menegas is not the only name Lewiston fans might recognize. He's bringing in another familiar face and one coach from just a few miles away.

"Dave Cornea, who was the basketball coach here for years, he's on staff with us," said Nilsson. "Davey Steele from Kendrick, head coach for Kendrick the last three years, has joined our staff. So I'm excited about the group."