A member of Nebraska football's rich walk-on tradition as a player, Brandon Rigoni joined the Husker Power staff in a full-time role as an assistant strength coach in 2009, after spending two years as an intern in NU's strength and conditioning program.
Rigoni completed his master's degree in 2010, and is currently a member of the biopsychology Ph.D. program at the University of Nebraska, with an emphasis in statistics. His research centers on athletic performance as it relates to brain imaging and the human stress response system.
On the field, 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.
Rigoni married the former Laura Sprague on May 7, 2011.