Tucker Zeleny Ph.D, 2015
Director of Sports Analytics and Data Analysis UNL
Tucker Zeleny was hired as the Director of Sports Analytics and Data Analysis in July of 2015. Zeleny joins Athletics after building an impressive resume in various areas at UNL.
Zeleny heads a newly formed department that is in charge of working with Nebraska’s 24 varsity sports to collect, analyze and summarize data related to team and individual performance. Zeleny and his staff also work with support staff areas within the department to collect, analyze and summarize data related to department operations.
Zeleny earned his doctorate in statistics from UNL in May of 2015. His dissertation involved multivariate time series on multiple time scales with applications toward weight lifting data collected by the Husker football team. Zeleny completed his bachelor’s degree in mathematics at UNL in 2010 before joining the statistics department as a teaching assistant. He completed his master’s degree in statistics in 2012.
A native of Carleton, Neb., Zeleny has worked as a data analyst at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital and the Nebraska Athletic Performance Laboratory.