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Brent Vigen is headed to Bozeman, Mont. to become the head coach of the Montana State Bobcats football team.

Buxton native and former North Dakota State assistant coach Brent Vigen has been named head football coach at Montana State in Bozeman, Mont.

The 45-year-old Central Valley School alum spent the past seven seasons as associate head coach at the University of Wyoming after a 15-year coaching run at NDSU, where he started as a graduate assistant.

A three-time FCS champion with the Bison from 2011-13, Vigen gained national attention by helping recruit Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz to NDSU and Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen to Wyoming prior to the start of their NFL careers.

After coaching alongside Wyoming head coach Craig Bohl for seven years – and 11 more on the Bison sidelines at NDSU – Vigen said he was ready to step up and lead an up-and-coming FCS program.

And he believes he found a perfect fit with the Bobcats at Montana State.

“I couldn’t be more excited about this opportunity,” Vigen said Wednesday during a recorded video call with reporters.

“My family and I are thrilled about the opportunity for me to be a head coach (and) for us to be at Montana State and move to Bozeman.”

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