Following nine years at Albany, former Pitt Panther Nate Byham has his first Power Five job.
On Thursday, it was announced that Byham is joining Troy Taylor’s new staff at Stanford as tight ends coach.
Byham started with Greg Gattuso and Albany in 2015 as the tight ends coach and run game coordinator. At the start of the 2022 season, Byham was promoted to associate head coach/co-offensive coordinator/offensive line coach.
“I’m extremely thankful for the opportunity that Coach Taylor has given to me,” said Byham. “The passion and love that he shows to his players and the game of football is evident and I’m looking forward to being a part of this phenomenal staff and the Stanford football family. The tight end position at Stanford has always been known as one of the best in all of college football and that is a reputation that I fully intend to continue and build upon. I feel humbled and grateful for the chance to work at a university so deeply rooted in excellence and tradition and I can’t wait to get started on The Farm. Go Cardinal.”
“I’m excited to announce Nate Byham as our tight ends coach,” said Taylor. “Nate not only played four years as a tight end in the NFL but has also developed a number of NFL tight ends at the University of Albany. He is a true expert at a position that has been extraordinary here at Stanford and I know he will continue that tradition.”
Byham was recruited to Pitt by Dave Wannstedt as a 4-star recruit and graduated in 2019 with a degree in communications. Byham started 36 games at Pitt and was named a team captain his senior season. Byham went on to get drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the 6th round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played in 14 games with the 49ers (3 starts), before signing with Tampa Bay for the 2012 and 2013. A knee injury prematurely ended Byham’s NFL career.