Nigel Burton
Current position
TitleHead Coach
TeamPortland State
Record12–21 (.364)
Biographical details
Born (1976-07-30) July 30, 1976 (age 44)
Sacramento, California
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
South Florida (defensive asst)
Portland State (DB)
Oregon State (DB)
Nevada (DC)
Portland State
Head coaching record
Overall12–21 (.364)
College Football Data Warehouse

Nigel Burton (born July 30, 1976) is the current head coach for the Portland State Vikings college football team.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Burton grew up in Sacramento where he attended Jesuit High School. He attended the University of the Pacific in 1995, but when the school eliminated its football program the following year, he transferred to the University of Washington, where he graduated in 1999 with a bachelors degree.[1] He played safety for both schools' football teams.[2] He earned all-academic honors from the Pacific-10 Conference three times at Washington and later earned a masters in business administration at the University of South Florida.[1]

Coaching career[edit | edit source]

Burton's first coaching job was as a defensive assistant for South Florida in 2000. From 2001 to 2002, he coached defensive backs at Portland State, and then from 2003 to 2007, coached the secondary at Oregon State. In 2008, Burton was named defensive coordinator at Nevada.[2]

In 2009, Burton was selected to replace Jerry Glanville as the head coach at Portland State.[3] He became the second African American head football coach in school history after Ron Stratten, who coached in the early 1970s.[1]

Head coaching record[edit | edit source]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Portland State Vikings (Big Sky Conference) (2010–present)
2010 Portland State 2–9 1–7 8th
2011 Portland State 7–4 5–3 T–3rd
2012 Portland State 3–8 2–6 T-11th
Portland State: 12–21 8–16
Total: 12–21
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
#Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.

Personal[edit | edit source]

Burton is married and has two children.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

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