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.