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Kalani Sitake
Current position
Title Head coach
Team BYU
Conference Independent
Record 20–19
Biographical details
Born October 10 1975 (1975-10-10) (age 48)
Nukuʻalofa, Tonga
Alma mater BYU
Playing career
1994, 1997–2000 BYU
Position(s) Fullback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2001 Eastern Arizona (DB/ST)
2002 BYU (Graduate assistant)
2003 Southern Utah (RB/TE)
2004 Southern Utah (OL/TE)
2005–2008 Utah (LB)
2009–2011 Utah (Defensive coordinator/LB coach)
2012–2014 Utah (AHC/DC/LB)
2015 Oregon State (AHC/DC)
2016–present BYU
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
Head coaching record
Overall 20–19
Bowls 2–0

Kelaokalani Fifita "Kalani" Sitake (born October 10, 1975 in Nuku'alofa, Tonga) is an American football coach and former player. Sitake is currently the head coach for the BYU Cougars, a position he has held since December 2015. Sitake is the first native of the South Pacific nation of Tonga to become an American collegiate head football coach.

Sitake played collegiately at BYU as a fullback, and served as an assistant coach for the Oregon State Beavers and Utah Utes before taking the BYU head coaching job.

Personal life[]

Sitake is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[1] After his freshman year at BYU in 1994, Sitake served an LDS mission in the California Oakland Mission.[2] He has a bachelor's degree in English from BYU. He and his wife, Timberly, are the parents of three children.[3]


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