Brent Vigen brings 16 years of college-coaching experience with him to Wyoming and five years experience as an offensive coordinator. Vigen was the offensive coordinator for each of North Dakota State's three consecutive FCS National Championships in 2011, `12 and `13. In 2013, Vigen's offense at North Dakota State ranked No. 10 in the nation in scoring offense (38.7 points per game), No. 7 in rushing offense (257.3 yards per game) and No. 14 in total offense (457.5 yards per game).
He coached quarterback Brock Jensen, who earned Third Team All-America honors from the Associated Press in 2013. Jensen ranked No. 4 in the country in points responsible for in 2013 (264 points), No. 5 in the nation in passing efficiency (167.4 rating), No. 5 in passing TDs (34) and No. 9 in the nation in completion percentage (66.3 percent).
In each of the past two seasons, NDSU has featured a pair of 1,000-yard rushers each season and a 1,000-yard receiver each season, while Jensen set North Dakota State passing records each of the past two seasons.
Vigen, who played tight end at NDSU from 1993-97, began his college coaching career as a graduate assistant for the Bison from 1998-2000. He became a full-time coach in 2001, coaching the NDSU quarterbacks and tight ends for the 2001 and `02 seasons. He remained at his alma mater as the running backs coach in 2003 when Craig Bohl became head coach of the Bison. From 2004-08, Vigen was elevated to passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach, and in 2009 he was named offensive coordinator and continued to coach the Bison QBs.
Vigen earned his bachelor's degree from NDSU in 1998 and completed his master's degree, also from North Dakota State in 2000. He was part of three NCAA Division II Playoff squads for the Bison, helping lead NDSU to the 1994 North Central Conference Championship. He and his wife, Molly, have three boys, Jake, Grant and Luke. Molly played basketball at NDSU and was a member of the 1996 NCAA Division II National Championship team and three NCC title squads.