|Born||July 30, 1976|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|South Florida (defensive asst)|
Portland State (DB)
Oregon State (DB)
|Head coaching record|
College Football Data Warehouse
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. He played safety for both schools' football teams. 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.
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.
In 2009, Burton was selected to replace Jerry Glanville as the head coach at Portland State. He became the second African American head football coach in school history after Ron Stratten, who coached in the early 1970s.
Head coaching record[edit | edit source]
|Portland State Vikings (Big Sky Conference) (2010–present)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
|#Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.|
Personal[edit | edit source]
Burton is married and has two children.
References[edit | edit source]
- Beseda, Jim (December 8, 2009). "Portland State hires Nigel Burton as head football coach". The Oregonian. http://www.oregonlive.com/vikings/index.ssf/2009/12/portland_state_hires_nigel_bur.html. Retrieved December 11, 2009.
- "Nigel Burton bio". Portland State University. http://www.goviks.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=92391&SPID=11189&DB_OEM_ID=19300&ATCLID=204846057. Retrieved December 9, 2009.
- "Nevada's Burton named Portland St coach". SI.com. December 8, 2009. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/football/ncaa/wires/12/08/2060.ap.fbc.portland.st.burton.1st.ld.writethru.0340/. Retrieved December 9, 2009.[dead link]