Andersen officially announces support staff

GARY ANDERSEN in a statement released Monday by Oregon State officially announced the addition of three members of the football staff support -- Zach Nyborg, Jason Thomas and Vincent Guinta.

Nyborg is the associate athletic director/chief of staff for football.

His role is to oversee all areas of the football program. He will serve on the department's senior staff, manage and allocate all aspects of the football budget, and coordinate all support areas.

He comes to Oregon State after one year as the assistant athletic director/director of football operations at Brigham Young. The Centerville, Utah native served as director of football operations at Wisconsin for over one year. He began his college football career in 2010 as an administrative assistant at Utah State and rose to the title of recruiting coordinator/graduate assistant to then coach Gary Andersen in 2012. Nyborg, who also was a high school coach for two-plus years at Timpview in Utah, is a 2011 graduate of BYU with a bachelor’s degree in business management from the Marriott School of Management.

Thomas is the Beavers’ director of football operations and student services.

His role provides administrative support and program management for the team. Thomas spent the last year as the director of football operations at Wisconsin. Prior to working for the Badgers, he served six years within Utah State’s athletic administration and has experience as an academic counselor for the football team with the Aggies for then coach Gary Andersen.

The Moreno Valley, Calif., native was a member of the Utah State football team from 2001-04. He is a 2005 graduate of Utah State with a bachelor's degree in marketing and human resource management, and holds a master's degree in corporate wellness.

Guinta (pronounced GINT-uh) is Beaver Football’s director of player personnel.

He oversees the Beavers’ recruiting process, which includes prospect identification, evaluations, and official and unofficial visits.

He spent the last two seasons as director of football recruiting at Wisconsin under Andersen. Prior to working with the Badgers, he was the coordinator of football operations for one year at Fresno State and nearly four years in different roles within the Nebraska football program, including assistant director of operations. The Salt Lake City native began his football professional career in 1999 as a defensive administrative assistant at Utah, where he stayed for four years. Guinta, who also has worked in the private sector, is a 2003 graduate of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in political science.

Meanwhile, Andersen's assistant coach hires could be officially announced at any time. The only coach who has been officially named by the school is wide receivers coach Brent Brennan, although offensive line coach T.J. Woods and defensive line coach Chad Kauha'aha'a, both with Andersen at Wisconsin, are also known to be coming to Oregon State.

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