Steve Kaufusi Staff Bio | Defensive Line Coach

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Steve Kaufusi

Years at BYU


Years Overall


Coaching Experience

  • 2002-present BYU defensive line coach
  • 1997-01 Utah defensive ends coach
  • 1995-96 Utah defensive line coach
  • 1994 Utah graduate assistant

Bowl Games Coached


Of Note

  • Coached defensive line on No. 3 ranked BYU defense in 2012 (266.1 yards per game), along with No. 2 rushing defense (86.92 ypg)
  • Led BYU defensive line as part of the No. 13 overall defense in 2011 and No. 19 rushing defense
  • Helped BYU rank No. 24 in total defense in 2010 and win the New Mexico Bowl for the fourth bowl victory in the last five year
  • Coached defensive line that contributed to the No. 10 scoring defense in the country in 2006, the No. 9 rush defense and scoring defense and No. 10 total defense in the nation in 2007 and the No. 21 rush defense in the country in 2009
  • Coached three-time All-MWC honoree and Super Bowl winner Brady Poppinga (2001-04), all-time MWC sack leader Jan Jorgensen (2006-09) and All-MWC First Teamer Vic So'oto (2005-10)
  • Also coached All-American Luther Elliss

Playing Career

  • Drafted in the 12th round by the Philadelphia Eagles in 1988
  • Played for the London Monarchs of the World League of American Football(1992)
  • All-WAC honorable mention as a defensive lineman at BYU in 1987
  • All-conference junior college player at Dixie College in 1984


  • BYU (1994, B.S. in recreation management/administration)
  • South High School (Salt Lake City, Utah, 1981)


Salt Lake City




  • Married to Michelle Garrick
  • Has five children
  • Daughter Alexis played for the BYU women's basketball team
  • Son Bronson plays for the BYU football team