Brent Vigen

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Brent Vigen
Current position
TitleOffensive coordinator
Annual salary$350,470
Biographical details
BornBuxton, North Dakota
Playing career
1993–1997North Dakota State
Position(s)Tight end
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1998–2000North Dakota State (GA)
2001North Dakota State (TE)
2002North Dakota State (QB)
2003North Dakota State (RB)
2004–2008North Dakota State (PGC/QB)
2009–2013North Dakota State (OC/QB)
2014–2016Wyoming (OC/QB)
2017–presentWyoming (AHC/OC/QB)

Brent Vigen is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the associate head coach and offensive coordinator at the University of Wyoming. He has spent the majority of his coaching career on Craig Bohl's staffs.

Playing career[edit]

Vigen was a member of three NCAA Division II playoff teams (1994, 1995, and 1997) during his career at North Dakota State from 1993 through 1997.[1] He played tight end and was a two year starter.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

North Dakota State[edit]

Following his playing career, Vigen joined the coaching staff at North Dakota State as a graduate assistant for Bob Babich from 1998 to 2000. In 2001, he was promoted to a full-time position coaching the tight ends in 2001 and the quarterbacks in 2002. New head coach Craig Bohl assigned Vigen as the running backs coach for the 2003 season, before promoting him to passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach from 2004 to 2008. Prior to the 2009 season, Vigen was again promoted, this time to offensive coordinator. Vigen remained in this role through the 2013 season, when he followed Bohl to a new opportunity.[1]


When Bohl was hired as the new head coach at Wyoming, Vigen went with him as Bohl's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. In the spring of 2017, Vigen was promoted to associate head coach.[1]

When North Dakota State head coach Chris Klieman left to become the head coach at Kansas State, Vigen was widely considered a candidate to replace Klieman as the head coach at North Dakota State, but ultimately he remained at Wyoming, and North Dakota State's defensive coordinator, Matt Entz, was promoted.[3][4]

Coaching tree[edit]

Head coaches that Vigen has worked under:

Personal life[edit]

Vigen and his wife, Molly, have three sons: Jake, Grant, and Luke. Molly played basketball at North Dakota State and was a member of the 1996 NCAA Division II National Championship team.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Brent Vigen". University of Wyoming SID. Retrieved August 5, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Brent Vigen - Staff Directory - North Dakota State". North Dakota State University SID. Retrieved August 5, 2019.
  3. ^ Potter, Davis (December 13, 2018). "Wyoming OC Brent Vigen Reportedly Being Mentioned Among Candidates For NDSU Job". Casper Star-Tribune. Retrieved August 5, 2019.
  4. ^ "Matt Entz Named Next NDSU Head Football Coach". North Dakota State University SID. Retrieved August 5, 2019.

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