Stephen Weins begins his second season as a graduate assistant coach for the Tulane in 2011, but will switch from the offensive side to the defensive side of the ball this season. Weins is no stranger to the Green Wave football program as he served as a student-assistant for the Tulane offense during the 2009 campaign.
During his first two seasons at Tulane, he assisted the coaching staff with gameday materials, helped breakdown opponent's defense each week, compiled scouting books for the players, and assisted the director of football operations with gameday and day-to-day operations.
Weins, 24, came to Tulane after serving as a student-assistant at his alma mater, Western Michigan, from 2006-08. During his time with the Broncos staff, he helped run the scout team during practice, set up and executed practice drills, assisted with the development of game plans though the evaluation of opponent's defense, assisted with recruiting and compiled player scout books. Weins was a member of Western Michigan's 2008 Texas Bowl team.
During his time as a collegiate undergraduate, he worked summer camps at Western Michigan, the University of Michigan and the University of Minnesota. He also spent two seasons as an equipment manager at Western Michigan in 2004 and 2005.
Weins got a taste of professional football when he interned as an equipment manager for the Chicago Bears in 2006-07 and was a member of the organization when the Bears played in Super Bowl XLI.
A native of Ypsilanti, Mich., Weins received his bachelor's degree in political science from Western Michigan in 2009.