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BYU Football Hires Kevin Clune as Defensive Assistant

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BYU announced Thursday evening that they have added veteran defensive coach Kevin Clune to its staff as linebackers coach. Clune has 28 years of coaching experience and 10 years as a defensive coordinator. Clune’s hire means that BYU will have 5 defensive and 5 offensive assistants — BYU has had only 6 offensive and 4 defensive assistants the past few seasons.

BYU shuffled defensive coaching assignments to include include DC Ilaisa Tuiaki coaching interior linemen, Ed Lamb safeties, Preston Hadley defensive ends/hybrids and Jernaro Gilford cornerbacks.

Clune spent this past season at BYU as a defensive analyst. Prior to that he was linebackers coach at Memphis and has also been DC at Oregon State, Utah State, and Hawaii. Clune has experience coaching with Kalani Sitake and will bring a veteran and proven coaching presence to BYU’s staff. With the hire of Clune, offensive line coach is the last coaching position BYU has to fill.

Below is Klune’s coaching experience, courtesy of BYU’s official release.

2020 ­– Senior Defensive Analyst

2018-19 Memphis –Linebackers Coach/Senior Defensive Assistant

2016-17 Oregon State – Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach

2015 Utah State - Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach

2014 Hawai’i - Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach

2009-13 Utah State – Linebackers Coach

2005-08 Weber State – Assistant Head Coach (2008)/Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach

2003-04 Southern Utah - Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach

2001-02 Utah - Graduate Assistant Coach

2000 Occidental College - Defensive Line Coach

1996-99 Fullerton JC - Special Teams Coordinator/Linebackers Coach

1993-94 Dos Pueblos (Calif.) HS – Linebackers Coach

1991- Palma (Calif.) HS - Defensive Line/Receivers Coach