Brandon Rigoni joined the Husker Power staff in a full-time role as an assistant strength coach in 2009, and coordinates Nebraska's performance research.
In 2013, Rigoni earned a Ph.D. from the UNL Neuroscience Program with a minor in management. He completed his master's degree from Nebraska in 2010.
Rigoni was a member of the original group that conceived the Nebraska Athletic Performance Lab. He has made noteworthy contributions to Elite Form technologies, pioneered a University of Nebraska Biomarkers Strategic Research Initiative and co-authored a grant that generated $200,000 to build a state-of-the-art biomarkers laboratory on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus.
As a member of Nebraska's rich football walk-on tradition, Rigoni earned three letters as a special teams standout for the Cornhuskers. He was elected a football team captain, 2004 Special Teams MVP, 2006 Nebraska Lifter of the Year and earned a scholarship prior to the start of his senior season.
Rigoni was also a standout in the classroom as a two-time first-team academic All-Big 12 selection and an eight-time member of the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll. Upon graduation from Nebraska, Rigoni studied abroad in Italy before returning to the Nebraska Athletic Department as a volunteer strength and conditioning coach. He spent two years as an intern with the strength and conditioning program before being hired as a full-time strength coach in 2009.
A multi-sport star at Lincoln Southeast, Rigoni was the Nebraska High School Football Co-Player of the Year. He was also named to the all-state tournament team as a basketball player for the Knights.
Rigoni married the former Laura Sprague on May 7, 2011.