Koko Nelson, who joined Vanderbilt in February, 2021, serves as the recruiting operations coordinator. She began her Commodore tenure as the assistant on-campus recruiting coordinator before being taking on her current role in May, 2021.
Nelson spent the 2019 and 2020 two seasons with the Minnesota football program as a recruiting and graphics design assistant. During her time with the Golden Gophers the team went 14-6 and captured the 2019 Outback Bowl with a 31-34 victory against Auburn.
A Notre Dame graduate, Nelson was a 2018 NCAA national champion with the women’s basketball program. As a fifth-year senior in 2018, she led the team in field goal percentage at 62.0 percent (85-137). She was a student-athlete from 2013-18 and a two-time ACC All-Academic honoree.
While at Notre Dame, Nelson also worked as a graphic design intern, creating graphics for all sports to use on UND.com, emails and social media. She also worked as an intern with Winning Edge Leadership and made custom social media graphics for leadership retreat participants.