After spending his first season on campus working with the tight ends, Brendan Nugent comes into the 2008 season with his focus being on the team’s wide receiving corps.
In addition to working with the wide outs, Nugent will also have duties working with the Tribe’s special teams. He is the staff’s primary recruiter for the state Florida.
His first year on campus was a successful one, as he mentored eventual 2008 NFL free agent signee Drew Atchison to all-state recognition.
Nugent was exposed to the collegiate coaching game by working as the offensive undergraduate assistant on Kirk Ferentz’s staff at the University of Iowa during the 2005 and 2006 seasons. In this position, Nugent worked directly with Iowa offensive coordinator, Ken O’Keefe, assisting him with day-to-day and game day operations.
Aside from his on-field work with the team’s offense and the defensive scout team, some of his additional responsibilities included playbook and opponent scouting preparation and extensive work with editing instructional footage on the team’s XOS Sagio Video System.
His first job in the coaching ranks came at Archbishop Stepinac High School in his hometown of White Plains, New York, where he served as the Crusaders’ linebacker coach for the 2004 season.
As a player, Nugent lettered three seasons at linebacker at Catholic University of America. He went onto earn his undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Iowa in December of 2006.
Nugent is single and resides in Williamsburg.