Southern Virginia Names Bigelow Tight Ends Coach

BUENA VISTA, Va.—Southern Virginia University head football coach Jason Walker today named Nathan Bigelow as his tight ends coach.

Bigelow joins the Knights by way of Snow College in Ephraim, Utah, where he served the past two seasons coaching the tight ends unit.

"I'm excited to have Nathan on my staff and to see the contributions he'll make to our offense," Walker said. "We would like to utilize our tight ends frequently and he has an impressive background in helping that particular group be successful. He will be a great asset to our coaching staff and overall team operations."

At Snow, he coached four tight ends who went on to earn NCAA Division I scholarships from the likes of Utah, Utah State and Middle Tennessee State.

A native of Portland, Oregon, Bigelow coached at Sunset High School in Portland, Oregon, for the 2011 season.

Before Sunset, he served on the coaching staff at Timpview High School in Provo, Utah, primarily assisting the defensive line from 2007-08. For the 2007, 2009-10 seasons, he assisted with the offensive line where he helped coach Xavier Sua-Filo, who went on to play at UCLA and was drafted in April by the Houston Texans of the National Football League.

While at Timpview, he also coached defensive lineman Bronson Kaufusi, who currently plays on the defensive line at BYU.

Bigelow served a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 1998-2000.

He graduated from Brigham Young University in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in history.