Chris Wiesehan is in his first season as a graduate assistant with the football program. As the offensive GA, his duties include working with the tight ends and helping the coaches with game preparation.
Wiesehan spent the two previous seasons (2007 and 2008) as the offensive line coach at Syracuse. During his tenure, the Orange had their first 1,000-yard rusher in five seasons and two of his players were either drafted or signed by NFL teams.
In 2006, he served as the offensive line coach at James Madison and the school won the Atlantic 10 South division and led the A-10 in rushing. He gained NFL experience in 2005 as an offensive assistant for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Wiesehan spent four seasons (2001-04) on the staff at Northern Arizona. In 2001 and 2004, he was the teams wide receivers coach. In 2002-03, he coached the offensive line. In that two-year span, six linemen earned All-Big Sky honors and in 2003, the line allowed the fewest sacks in the Big Sky while helping produce a 1,000-yard rusher.
During the two previous seasons (1999-2000), he coached at Buffalo, working with the wide receivers and tight ends in his first year and the offensive line in his second season. In 1997 and 1998, he served as tight ends coach at Notre Dame. Prior to that, he spent one season (1996) coaching tight ends at Purdue and two seasons (1994-95) as the wide receivers coach at Fort Hays State.
Wiesehan was a wide receiver/kick returner at Wabash College (1990-93). He was named his team's receiver of the year three times. As a senior in 1993, he served as team captain and earned All-America recognition.
PERSONAL -- Education: Bachelor's in English from Wabash College, 1994; At UCLA: First year on staff (joined staff in September of 2009); Born: August 29, 1971 in St. Louis, MO.