BYU officially announced that former Cougar and current Weber State Assistant Preston Hadley has been hired as Safeties Coach. Steve Kaufusi will also step down as an assistant coach. Ed Lamb will move over from working with Safeties to Linebackers. With the changes, BYU is still able to hire one more assistant coach to fill out its staff.
Hadley played defensive back at BYU during the 2011 and 2012 seasons after transferring from Snow College. Hadley had 117 total tackles with 21 pass breakups and 2.5 sacks in his two seasons in a Cougar uniform. He started all 26 games and earned All-Independent team honors.
For the past two seasons Hadley has coached defensive backs and served as the recruiting coordinator for Weber State. Weber State had one of the best defenses at the FCS level in 2017, as they finished in the top 10 in the country in interceptions, turnovers gained and red zone defense. Hadley coached Taron Johnson to consensus All-American honors and the 2017 Big Sky Defensive MVP.
Hadley will also bring connections to the JUCO ranks, as he was an assistant coach at Santa Ana College (CA) during the 2015 season. He also played at Snow College for two seasons before transferring to BYU.