Noah Pauley and Christian Watson Go Head-To-Head in the 2022 NFL Draft
Noah Pauley only needed to watch Christian Watson play to see just how determined his young protege was in fulfilling his NFL dreams, which came true last month when the Green Bay Packers selected him in the 2022 NFL draft.
Pauley served as wide receivers coach at North Dakota State, helping the Bison win two FCS national titles under him. Additionally, he served as offensive coordinator at Minnesota-Duluth.
Early Life and Education
Noah Pauley, a recent graduate of MTCC’s Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Program and currently employed with the Burnsville Police Department, credits MTCC’s BLET program with making his dream career in law enforcement possible.
MaxPreps estimates Pauley passed for over 7,500 yards and scored 88 total touchdowns during his high school football career at Blue Valley Northwest, in addition to playing basketball and baseball for them as three-sport athletes.
Now he works at Select Family Practice in Raleigh, North Carolina as a physician assistant specializing in shoulder related injuries alongside Dr. Patrick Denard to provide care to his patients. In his free time he enjoys running, hiking and woodworking – as well as being happily married with two daughters (Ada & Lena).
Noah Pauley, Iowa State Cyclones wide receivers coach, remembers one particular moment from Christian Watson’s college career that stands out as being special for him.
Pauley attended Minnesota-Duluth from 2007-10 and won two NCAA Division II national championships while also coaching their wide receivers for four seasons before accepting an invite from Iowa State’s Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship to coach with them this offseason.
Pauley will oversee NDSU’s young talent, such as Watson who led NDSU last season with 43 catches for 801 yards and seven touchdowns. Pauley recalls a 2021 game against Albany where Watson made perhaps his greatest collegiate play; blocking three would-be tacklers to pave way for Dominic Gonnella’s 75-yard touchdown run to open up the second half.
Achievement and Honors
Noah Pauley has witnessed Christian Watson develop into an accomplished route runner and pass-catcher over his three years at NDSU, as well as maturing into a proficient blocker who blocked punt returns well and helped NDSU lead Division II in time of possession this season.
Pauley, a former wide receiver for Minnesota-Duluth, joined the Bison staff in 2019 and has helped guide them to two Missouri Valley Football Conference titles and two FCS national titles.
He was recently honored with inclusion into the NFL’s Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship, providing them with a chance to work closely with Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur during offseason workouts and minicamps, in addition to providing special team assistance.
Noah Pauley had just unpacked his suitcase when the 2022 NFL Draft started, making sure to sit comfortably in front of his television to monitor its progress as it happened.
Pauley had spent three seasons mentoring Christian Watson from redshirt freshman status into an FCS All-American and two-time national champion for North Dakota State. Watson now with the Green Bay Packers was an integral component of North Dakota State’s success and an effective big play threat on offense.
Pauley’s family includes his wife Hannah, daughters Ada and Lena and son Paul (an alum of McDowell Tech’s Basic Law Enforcement Training program) who currently work for Burnsville Police Department in Minnesota as well as having experience as both firefighter and EMT.
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Ross Uglem of Bison Report recently interviewed wide receivers coach Noah Pauley about the North Dakota State football program.
Pauley graduated from McDowell Tech’s BLET program and worked as a sheriff’s department deputy in Burnsville, MN. He holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in criminology from University of Minnesota-Duluth, is married with two daughters and owns a pet named Niles; his net worth stands at approximately $1 Million.