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BYU to Have First Tongan Head Coach in Nation

After a disappointing loss on Saturday robbed Bronco Mendenhall of his 100th victory coaching at BYU, the university announced its new head coach for next year. And, he happens to be the first Tongan to be called to a head coach position.

BYU welcomed former Oregon State defensive coordinator Kalani Sitake as their 13th head football coach.

BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe made the announcement in the locker room after the team fell to the Utes 35-28 at the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl.

Sitake explained that he felt “honored” and grateful to except the position in a tweet.

#BYUFOOTBALL#GoCougspic.twitter.com/xj1yvcN9XH


— #GoCougs (@BYUCougars) December 20, 2015

Lead image from The Digital Universe of Kalani Sitake when he played full back for the Cougars in the 1990s.
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