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Neinas will be Colorado's special teams coach

Toby Neinas

Photo: New Mexico Athletics

[dropcap]C[/dropcap]olorado head coach Mike MacIntyre will tab Toby Neinas as special teams coach.

Neinas spent last season as secondary coach on Rob Ash’s staff at Montana State. Before that, he spent three seasons with Mike Locksley at New Mexico. Neinas coached special teams (2009-10) and linebackers (2009-11) and was promoted to defensive coordinator in 2011. He has significant experience recruiting California (especially the Inland Empire schools), Colorado and Texas.

Neinas has five years experience as a special teams coach, and understands the importance of that phase of the game.

“There are so many opportunities for huge swings in momentum,” Neinas said┬áduring his tenure at New Mexico. “You want very good players out there on your special teams.”

“I think if you asked most football teams, you’ll find out that the punt is one of the most important plays in the game. We work on punt every day.”

Neinas spent three seasons at San Diego State coaching special teams (2006-08), outside linebackers (2008) and tight ends (2206-07). He also coached at Temple and UAB after getting his start as a grad assistant at North Carolina.

A native of Boulder, his father, Chuck Neinas, is former interim commissioner of the Big 12 Conference (2011-12) and was the commissioner of the Big Eight Conference from 1971 to 1980.

The hire will complete MacIntyre’s 2013 staff.

Year School Position
2012 Montana State Secondary
2009-11 New Mexico DC (’11), LB (’09-11), ST (’09-10)
2006-08 San Diego State ST (’06-08), OLB (’08), TE (’06-07)
2002-05 Temple ILB (’04-05), DL (’02-03)
1996-2001 UAB RB/TE (’01), S (’99-00), DE (’97-98), OLB (’96)
1995 North Carolina Grad Assistant (Secondary)
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