40 Under 40, Class of 2019

Chad Nelson


Mulberry Grove Jr./Sr. High School

Job Title

District Athletic Director


Nelson has been a physical education teacher in Mulberry Grove, Illinois, for seven years. He is also the varsity baseball coach. In the past, he has coached boys and girls junior high basketball. Nelson was named IBCA Basketball Coach of the Year in 2015, and he was given the Kaskaskia Region Outstanding Athletic Director Award in 2018 by the Illinois Principals Association. He resides in Greenville, Illinois, with his wife, Jaclyn, and son, Nash.