John Landwehr enters his second season on the University of Nevada’s coaching staff and his first season as the Wolf Pack’s defensive graduate assistant.
A native of Sacramento, Calif., Landwehr served as Nevada’s defensive quality control coach last season with a focus on the defensive line. Landwehr assisted defensive line coach Bill Teerlinck in all practices, games and meetings. His responsibilities included video analysis, practice preparation and game planning during the week, and coaching in the press box on game day.
The Pack’s defensive line was one of the team’s strengths in 2015, as senior Ian Seau earned first team All-Mountain West honors and senior Lenny Jones earned second team All-MW honors. Nevada’s strong defensive line helped the team post a 7-6 record with a victory in the 2015 Arizona Bowl.
Prior to arriving in Reno, Landwehr was an offensive graduate assistant coach at Marshall in 2014. Landwehr focused on the offensive line, assisting offensive line coach Alex Mirabal in practice and in games. Landwehr helped the Thundering Herd post a 13-1 overall record in 2014, winning the school’s first C-USA title and winning the Boca Raton Bowl, 52-23, against Northern Illinois. Two offensive linemen earned first team All-C-USA honors on the season.
Prior to his Division I experience, Landwehr coached at Santa Monica College as an offensive line coach and video coordinator from 2012-14. Landwehr helped led SMC to consecutive American Pacific Conference championships, while the Corsairs led the league in scoring, total yards and rushing in back-to-back seasons. Landwehr coached first team All-American Junior College players in Dontae Levingston and Maurquice Shakir.
Landwehr also boasts NFL experience, serving as a football operations intern and team manager for the Seattle Seahawks after graduation.
Landwehr received a bachelor’s degree in secondary education at the University of Arizona in 2011. While in college, he also served as an equipment manager and intern for the Wildcats’ football team.