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Tevita Ofahengaue Staff Bio | Director of Recruiting Operations

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Tevita Ofahengaue
Department
Football

Years at BYU

2016-present

Experience

  • Spent five years working as a vice president of the AIGA Foundation, a non-profit group that helps Polynesian athletes get scholarship opportunities
  • Owner of Crossroads Youth Services, providing resources for case management, crisis intervention and mentoring
  • Coached wide receivers at Orem High School from 2014-15
  • Also worked on football staffs at Westlake and Lehi High School
  • Staff coordinator for the Hula Bowl College All-Star game from 2005-07
  • Worked at University of Utah as assistant director of operations in 2005
  • Coached tight ends and running backs at Kahuku High School (2003-05)
  • Director of football operations for the Gridiron Classic College All Star Game (2001-03)

Education

  • B.A. sociology, BYU (1999)
  • Currently pursuing master's degree in special education

Playing Career

  • Played tight end at BYU from 1997-2000
  • Caught 62 passes for 853 yards and four touchdowns
  • Final pick of the 2001 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals
  • Spent two years in the NFL with the Cardinals and Jacksonville Jaguars

Personal/Family

  • He and his wife Carey have seven children
Tevita Ofahengaue

Ofahengaue joined the Cougar staff on January 28, 2016 as the director of recruiting operations after spending the past five years working as a vice president of the AIGA Foundation, a non-profit group that helps Polynesian athletes get scholarship opportunities.

A native of Laie, Hawai’i who prepped at Kahuku High School, Ofahengaue played tight end for BYU from 1997-2000 and caught 62 passes for 853 yards and four touchdowns. He was the final pick of the 2001 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals, spending two years in the league in Phoenix and in Jacksonville, Florida, with the Jaguars.

Ofahengaue started into the coaching and administrative side of football working as the director of football operations for the Gridiron Classic College All-Star game from 2001-03 before serving as tight ends/running backs coach at Kahuku High School in Hawai’i from 2003-05. He worked at the University of Utah in 2005 as the assistant director of football operations, focusing on recruiting, and served as a staff coordinator for the Hula Bowl College All-Star game in 2005-07. He has coached at several Utah high schools in various capacities on staff with Westlake, Lehi and most recently Orem, where he was the wide receivers coach from 2014-15.

Ofahengaue graduated with a bachelor’s of sociology from BYU in 1999 and is currently pursuing a master’s in special education. He and his wife Carey have seven children and are the owners of Crossroads Youth Services, providing resources for case management, crisis intervention and mentoring.