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Nathaniel Willingham

Defensive Assistant

College: Menlo College

Hometown: San Francisco, Calif.

Experience: 4 years


Nathaniel Willingham with the Jets is making his second NFL coaching stop. He was Denver's defensive quality control coach from 2019-21 and contributed to the Broncos defense, which in '19 and '20 became the first team to lead the league in red zone defensive touchdown rate in back-to-back seasons since 1995. Before the pros, Willingham coached for four years in various roles for Stanford University from 2015-18 and at his alma mater, Menlo College in California, in 2014.

Willingham worked with Jets QBs coach Rob Calabrese when both were in Denver, and his father is Tyrone Willingham, the head coach at Stanford, Notre Dame and Washington from 1995-2008.


New York Jets | 2022-Present

Defensive Assistant - 2022-Present

Denver Broncos | 2019-21

Defensive Quality Control - 2019-21

Stanford University | 2015-18

Football Quality Control Analyst - 2018

Defensive Assistant - 2016-17

Recruiting Assistant - 2015

Menlo College | 2014

Tight Ends - 2014

Skyline (WA) HS | 2008-12

Defensive Line - 2011-12

Assistant Linebackers - 2010

Defensive Line/Offensive Line (J.V.) - 2008-09