Villanueva is in his fifth season overall with the ODU football program and his first as the Director of Football Operations.
Villanueva joined the program in 2010 as a student coach. His responsibilities included breaking down game film, charting plays and working summer camps.
After his undergraduate graduation, Villanueva continued to work as a graduate assistant in 2012. He handled a variety of tasks, including gameday logistics, fund raising for the annual golf tournament, travel liaison and helped in the recruiting efforts on official and unofficial visits.
Villanueva earned his undergraduate degree from ODU, receiving a bachelor’s of physical education in sport management and is expected to earn his Master’s degree in physical education in sport management in December.