Alma Mater(s): Minnetonka High School, Concordia College Moorhead, University of Minnesota
Jesse Nelson begins his seventh year as a physical education teacher and coach at Minnetonka. Nelson is a graduate of Concordia College in Moorhead, where he earned a BA in Physical Education and Health. During his playing career for the Cobbers, Nelson was the quarterback and captain. After graduation, Nelson became a graduate assistant football coach at the University of South Dakota and the University of Minnesota, where he completed his Masters in Applied Kinesiology. Coach Nelson and his wife Sarah live in Excelsior with their daughter Charlie.