Paul Tidwell
Student Athlete Welfare Coordinator
(801) 422-5417
SAB 374

Years at BYU


Coaching Experience

  • 2015-present Student athlete welfare coordinator
  • 2011-2015 BYU inside linebackers coach
  • 2005-10 BYU inside linebackers/recruiting coordinator
  • 2004 BYU special teams coordinator
  • 2002-03 BYU running backs/special teams coordinator
  • 2000-01 BYU running backs/recruiting coordinator
  • 1999-00 Louisiana Tech tight ends and special teams coach
  • 1998 Louisiana Tech defensive backs coach
  • 1995-97 Eastern Arizona Junior College head coach
  • 1988-94 Snow College head coach
  • 1984-87 Snow College defensive coordinator
  • 1979-83 North Sanpete (Mt. Pleasant, UT) head coach
  • 1978 Richfield High (Richfield, UT) head coach

Bowl Games Coached


Of Note

  • Coached Uani 'Unga, who set current era record with 143 tackles in 2013
  • Coached BYU defense which ranked No. 3 in total defense in 2012
  • Helped BYU defense rank No. 13 in overall defense in 2011
  • Helped BYU defense rank No. 24 in total defense in 2010 and win the New Mexico Bowl for the team's fourth win in the past five seasons
  • As recruiting coach, helped bring in the No. 22-ranked recruiting class in the nation in 2009
  • Guided Eastern Arizona to its first winning season in 26 years just two years after taking over the program
  • While he was defensive coordinator at Snow, the team won the NJCAA National Championship in 1985 with an 11-0 record

Playing Career

Was a fullback for Utah State from 1973-1976


  • Southern Utah (1979, B.A. business education)
  • Ogden HS (Ogden, Utah, 1973)


Logan, Utah


  • Married to Colleen Palmer
  • Has two daughters and five sons in addition to 21 grandchildren
BYU Hall of Fame