Nate Pagan comes to Villanova for his first season in 2017 and will be an offensive assistant on the Wildcats coaching staff. He will recruit in the Atlanta area (Cobb, Fayette, Fulton counties) and nationally in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Pagan comes to Villanova after spending two seasons at Stevenson, where he coached the wide receivers and was also the Special Teams Coordinator in 2016.
During the 2016 season, Pagan assisted an offense that led the conference in scoring with 36.7 points per game. He coached a pair of receivers that earned all-conference selections, including Preston Addo who was named first team All-MAC after finishing the season with 47 receptions for 799 yards and 12 touchdowns. In addition, Devin Salisbury was a second team All-MAC selection after tallying 71 catches for 815 yards and six scores. In his first season at Stevenson in 2015, Pagan coached Cortez Taylor who was an honorable mention All-MAC selection.
As Special Teams Coordinator in 2016, Pagan coached three players who earned all-conference mention on special teams. Running back Devonte Williams was the Special Teams Player of the Year and Addo was the Special Teams Returner of the Year. In addition, kicker Tim Sternfeld was named a second team all-league pick. The special teams unit ranked 14th in Division III in punt returns.
Prior to Stevenson, Pagan was the wide receivers coach at SUNY Cortland for the 2013 and 2014 seasons. He coached All-American receiver John Babin, who had 82 receptions for 1,278 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2013. He also mentored first team all-region kick returner Dylan Peebles. Peebles went on to earn All-America honors as a kick returner in 2014 when he had 26 returns for 907 yards, three touchdowns and an average of 34.9 yards per return.
A graduate of West Chester in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies/Professional Studies, Pagan was a defensive back, wide receiver and kick returner for the Golden Rams after playing one season at Clarion in 2008. He was recognized on the WCU Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll for six semesters while with the Golden Rams.
Pagan is a native of Lancaster, Pa.