Zach Nyborg joined the BYU Athletic Department in April 2014 as assistant athletic director for football operations.
As the director of football operations, Nyborg oversees the day-to-day operations of the BYU football program. Among his major responsibilities, Nyborg handles team travel, logistics and schedules, coordinates training camp and practice preparation, supervises the program's support staff and oversees the football budget.
Nyborg came to BYU from the University of Wisconsin, where he was serving his second year as the director of football operations for the Badgers after spending the previous three seasons at Utah State University. Nyborg worked with current Wisconsin head coach Gary Andersen during his time at both Wisconsin and Utah State. At Wisconsin, Nyborg was responsible for all operations, including the football budget, team logistics, team schedules, team travel, practice preparation and supervising the Badgers’ recruiting and support staff.
Prior to Wisconsin, Nyborg worked three years at Utah State in roles as the assistant to the head coach, recruiting coordinator and as a graduate assistant. In addition to serving as Coach Andersen's assistant in the daily operations of the Utah State football program, Nyborg had responsibilities that included recruiting administration, organization, managing all official and unofficial visits, creating all outgoing recruiting campaigns, tracking all recruiting paperwork and serving as the summer camp director for the youth and high school camps. He served the 2012 season with the Aggies as assistant to the head coach, recruiting coordinator and offensive graduate assistant, working specifically with the quarterbacks. He worked the 2011 season as a defensive and recruiting administrative assistant after starting at Utah State in 2010 as an offensive, special teams and recruiting administrative assistant.
Nyborg also coached at Timpview High School in Provo, Utah, before taking his position at Utah State. He served as head freshman coach and offensive coordinator for the Thunderbirds, in addition to working with the quarterbacks and receivers on the sophomore team.
Nyborg graduated from BYU’s Marriott School of Management with a bachelor’s degree in business management in 2011 and is currently completing a master’s in physical and sport education from Utah State.
A native of Centerville, Utah, native, Nyborg was a three-sport athlete at Viewmont High School, lettering in football, basketball and track & field. He served as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Knoxville, Tennessee, from 2006-08.
BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall on hiring Nyborg: “Zach is an individual of high moral values and character who brings experience, knowledge and innovative thinking to a position that is of utmost importance to a football program. He will play a significant role in the continued success of our program.”