Nick Holz enters his first season as offensive assistant for the Oakland Raiders. Holz served the previous four seasons in the same capacity at Stanford.
A Bay Area native, Holz assisted on a staff that led the Cardinal to appearances in the Sun Bowl, Orange Bowl and Fiesta Bowl. He began his collegiate coaching career at Nebraska, where he served as offensive quality control coach and video intern for the Cornhuskers in 2007.
A three-year letterwinner at Colorado, Holz was a wide receiver and the Buffaloes’ holder for three seasons. Following his senior season, he was voted by teammates as the recipient of The Regiment Award, presented annually to the Colorado player that makes the greatest contribution to the team with the least recognition. He earned a bachelor’s degree in communications.
Holz prepped at De La Salle High School in Concord and was named the team’s most inspirational player following the Spartans’ 2002 national championship season.
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