- Developing and supervising policies, logistics and procedures related to football equipment operations.
- Designing, delivering, evaluating and managing standard and special equipment and branding experiences for NCAA Division I recruits, student-athletes, coaches, administrators, alumni and fans.
- Continue to create a culture in equipment operations that elevates the player experience by balancing innovation with the program's rich tradition.
Professional Experience & Associations
- UNLV Equipment Operations (2020-2021)
- Fresno State Equipment Operations (2017-2019)
- Central Arkansas (2014-2016)
- Kansas City Royals Grounds Crew (2010-2014)
- St. Louis Rams Equipment Aid (2005-2011)
- Certified member of the Athletic Equipment Manager Association
- Active member of the American Football Coaches Association
- B.S. Sports Science Avila University (Kansas City, 2012)
- Team captain and four-year starter at center for Avila
- Wife: Paige Snyder
- Children: daughters Aspen, Collins and Brecken
- Grandfather, Don Hewitt, worked as equipment manager for the Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams for 32 years (1967-1994). Father, Todd Hewitt, worked with the Rams' equipment as well (1979-2011), followed by ten years in the same role at USC (2012-2021).
- Brother, Travis, works as Director of Equipment Operations at Fresno State
His responsibilities at BYU will include developing and supervising policies, logistics and procedures related to football equipment operations, as well as to design, deliver, evaluate and manage standard and special equipment and branding experiences for NCAA Division I recruits, student-athletes, coaches, administrators, alumni and fans. In addition, he will continue to assist in creating a culture in equipment operations that focuses on elevating the player experience while balancing innovation with the program's rich tradition.
Hewitt comes to BYU from UNLV, where he served as the assistant director of athletic equipment, overseeing the Rebel football program equipment operation under head coach Marcus Arroyo. During his tenure with the Rebels, Hewitt oversaw the redesign of UNLV helmets and uniform combinations. During the 2021 season, the rebels took the field in 8 different uniform combinations.
Certified by the Athletic Equipment Managers Association in 2015, Hewitt went to Las Vegas in 2020 after three seasons in a similar role at fellow-Mountain West member Fresno State. He directed football equipment operations under head coach Jeff Tedford and five other Bulldog sports. During his time in Fresno, Hewitt took part in a historic turnaround. The program went from winning only one game in 2016 to a 10-win season in 2017 and Mountain West Championship in 2018.
Previous to that, he spent three years as director of equipment operations at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Arkansas. During his time in Conway, he took part in a 2016 FCS playoff run. Hewitt was also an equipment aide for the NFL's St. Louis Rams from 2005 to 2011 and was a member of the MLB's Kansas City Royals grounds crew from 2010 to 2014.
A Family Tradition
Hewitt’s passion for equipment operations extends well beyond his resume. Equipment is the family business. Hewitt is the grandson of Don Hewitt, who served as an equipment manager for the Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams for 32 years (1967-94). His father, Todd Hewitt, was also an equipment manager for the Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams from 1979-2011—including being a member of the staff during the organization's Super Bowl victory in 2000—before serving as the director of equipment operations at USC from 2012-2021. His brother, Travis, is currently the director of equipment operations at Fresno State University.
Education and Family
Hewitt earned a bachelor's degree in sports sciences in 2012 from Avila University in Kansas City, Missouri, where he was a four-year starter in football for the Eagles. He played center on the offensive line and was named a team captain in his final two seasons. Hewitt is married to the former Paige Snyder, and they have three daughters, Aspen, Collins, and Brecken.