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BYU football lures Nyborg away from Wisconsin for DFO position

Zach Nyborg followed coach Gary Andersen from Utah State to Wisconsin a couple of years ago. Now the former Utah State and Wisconsin director of football operations is leaving Andersen and UW to join the coaching staff at BYU.

BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall on Tuesday announced that Nyborg, a BYU alum, will replace Duane Busby as the Cougars’ director of football operations (DFO).

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"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," Mendenhall noted in a school news release. "He will play a significant role in the continued success of our program."

Nyborg was in his second season as UW’s DFO and spent the previous three seasons in the same role at USU.

"This is the right fit for me," he said.

A DFO is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the program, handling team schedules, team travel, practice preparation, the football budget and other logistics.

Prior to his stint at USU, Nyborg coached at Timpview High School in Provo. He was the Thunderbirds’ head freshman coach and offensive coordinator and worked with the quarterbacks and receivers on the sophomore team.

Nybord graduated from BYU with a degree in business management in 2011 and is currently working on his master’s degree in P.E. from USU. He was a three-sport athlete at Viewmont High in Bountiful, Utah.

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