Football Coaches
Landon Fox
Head Coach
Matthew Symmes
Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach
David Marquis
Defensive Coordinator / Defensive Backs Coach
RJ Ghilarducci
Co-Defensive Coordinator / Recruiting Coordinator / Linebackers Coach
Jackson Smith
Defensive Line Coach
Bryan Parker
Wide Receivers Coach
Nathan Richards
Director of Football Operations
Cam Burnette
Quality Control
Nicole Mioduski, LAT, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer (FB Primary)
Rose Paul, LAT, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer (FB, SWIM)
Luke Campbell
Associate Director of Sports Performance (FB, WBB)
Mason Williams
Head Equipment Manager
Sarah Hacker
Assistant Director of Football Operations
Full List
Nate Van Asperen

Nate Van Asperen

Tight Ends Coach


Nate Van Asperen joined the Valpo football coaching staff as tight ends coach prior to the 2023 season. 

Van Asperen previously worked with Valpo offensive line coach Andrew Prevost at the University of South Dakota this past season, serving as the assistant offensive line coach and a graduate assistant. He has also worked at Dakota State University in Madison, S.D. as offensive line coach and run game coordinator (2021) and at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, Minn. as tight ends coach, running backs coach and assistant offensive line coach (2019-2020).

Van Asperen earned his associate’s degree in social studies from Sacramento College in December 2016, his bachelor’s in political science from Southwest Minnesota State in May 2019 and his master’s in education with an emphasis on sports leadership from Southwest Minnesota State in December 2021. As a player, he was a two-year starter at Sacramento City College before going on to serve as a two-year starter and team captain at Southwest Minnesota State.

What They’re Saying About Nate Van Asperen

Shay McClure, Southern Utah Linebackers/Special Teams: “Nate is a great young coach who is dedicated to the profession. He always has the players’ best interest in mind.”

Brian Frana, Former Western Illinois Offensive Line Coach: “Nate is an unbelievable relationship builder who will get the most out of his players on and off the field. I’m excited to watch him keep building on Valparaiso University’s success.”

Cody Sauter, Former Southwest Minnesota State Head Coach: “Nate is one of the most genuine and caring people you will meet. After his collegiate playing career at Southwest Minnesota State, he made an immediate impact on our coaching staff. With a blue-collar mindset, relentless recruiting ability and a positive attitude, Coach VA always represented our program with class and professionalism. Valparaiso has definitely added a tremendous person to their staff.”

Andrew Prevost, Valpo Offensive Line Coach: “Nate is a fantastic teacher and cares about his players as people. He will not only develop great athletes, but he will also develop great men. Nate is detail-oriented and one of the hardest workers I’ve come across. We are very fortunate to have him at Valpo.”