SOUTHERN UTAH FOOTBALL COACHING STAFF


 
 
DEMARIO WARREN
HEAD COACH
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Demario Warren finished his first season as the Southern Utah University football head coach, concluding the 2016 campaign with a 6-5 winning record.

Under taking the reins of the pgroam, SUU's 6-5 record, along with 2015's 8-4 record, marks the first time the Thunderbird program has finished with back-to-back winning seasons with at least 6+ Division I wins. 

Warren has spent the past nine seasons with Southern Utah University. Before his head coach position, Warren spent two years as the defensive coordinator for one of the top defensive units in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS).

 

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ROD CHANCE   JUSTIN WALTERSCHEID
DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR   ASSISTANT HEAD COACH | OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR
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Rod Chance joined the Thunderbird football staff under this year under new Head Coach Demario Warren. Chance will be the defensivebacks coach as well as the recruiting coordinator.

 

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  Justin

 

A 2005 SUU graduate, Coach Walterscheid returned to join the Thunderbird staff in 2010, taking over as the program's running backs and receivers coach. 

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RYAN HUNT   TEAG WHITING
ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH | DL   ASSISTANT COACH | TE
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Ryan Hunt is in his 10th year on the Thunderbird staff and his ninth as a full-time member after serving the 2004 season as a student-assistant. Coach Hunt has worked with the offensive and defensive lines, with the last five spent on the defensive side of the ball.

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Teag Whiting is in his fifth season as a member of the Thunderbird staff, his fourth in a full-time capacity. After serving as a graduate assistant with the Thunderbird offensive line in 2009, Coach Whiting took over as O-line coach in the spring of 2010.

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SOLOMONA TAPASA   JARED URSUA
ASSISTANT COACH | LB   ASSISTANT COACH | WR | CO-RECRUITING COORDINATOR
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Solomona Tapasa was hired by new Head Coach Demario Warren to be a Co-Defensive Coordinator and take over the linebacker responsibilities.Tapasa comes to SUU from the Hornets of Sacramento State where he served as defensive line coach.

 

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Jared Ursua has joined the SUU football coaching staff as the wide receivers coach after spending a year as the director of football operations. 

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AARON FERNANDEZ   TOMMY COLLET JR.
ASSISTANT COACH | OL   ASSISTANT COACH | S | CO-RECRUITING COORDINATOR
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Aaron Fernandez is in his eighth season as a member of the Thunderbird staff, his fifth as a full-time assistant. After working with the defense for his first four years coach Fernandez made the jump to the offensive side of the ball in 2013.

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Tommy Collet Jr. joined the Thunderbird football coaching staff in 2015 under then Head Coach Ed Lamb. Collet served as an Assistant Coach over the safeties in 2015 and expands his role to Safeties and Recruiting Coordinator in 2016.

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SAM ELLIOTT   ANTHONY ARCENEAUX
ASSISTANT COACH | RB   ASSISTANT COACH | ST
CHANCE  

Sam Elliott has joined the SUU football coaching staff as the running backs coach.

 

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  ANTHONY  

Anthony Arceneaux was named Special Teams Coordinator by Head Coach Demario Warren in March 2016.

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JEFF TUKUAFU   WILL GREENBERG
DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL OPERATIONS   DIRECTOR OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING
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Jeff Tukuafu was hired as the Director of Football Operations in March of 2016.

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  WILL  

Will Greenberg was hired as the Director of Strength and Conditioning for Southern Utah Athletics in March of 2016. Greenberg spent the last two seasons at Army West Point where he was the assistant strength and conditioning coach. 

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MARCUS ROMERO   JUSTIN HUGIE
ASSOCIATE STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH   VIDEO COORDINATOR
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Marcus Romero was named the Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning by Director Jeff Butler in March of 2015. Romero previously served as an Assistant Strength Coach where his responsibilities were soccer, track and field and cross country.

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  hugie  

Justin Hugie has joined the SUU football coaching staff as the video coordinator.

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