BYU Football Welcomes Sione Po’uha
BYU football announced Tuesday afternoon the addition of Sione Po’uha as a Defensive assistant coach. He comes from the University of Utah and the Naval Academy.
Po’uha comes in with eight years of experience in coaching and played eight years in the NFL for the New York Jets. Has coached in four bowl games and helped lead the Utes to many wins.
In 2019 Po’uha was part of a defensive staff that led the Utes to one of the most successful seasons in school history. Utah ranked No. 2 in the FBS in total defense and held six opponents to seven points or fewer, most by an FBS team since 2006. The Utes, the No. 3 rushing defense in the FBS, recorded the best statistical season by a conference team in the Pac-12 era in three categories: total yards (269.2), rushing yards (81.8) and points allowed (15.0) in 2019. Under Po’uha’s tutelage, defensive tackle Leki Fotu earned second-team All-America honors from Walter Camp and FWAA, and third-team from AP, while earning his second consecutive first-team All-Pac-12 nod. John Penisini earned second-team All-Pac-12.