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We Have a New OLB Coach: Tony Tuioti

Coach Wilcox hires away Fresno’s D-Line Coach and former Michigan Director of Player Personnel

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Cal Football officially announced the hire of Cal’s new Outside Linebacker’s Coach Tony Tuioti.

Coach Tuioti served as the Defensive Line Coach at Fresno State under former Cal HC Tedford. Previously he worked at Michigan as the head of recruiting.

Here is his profile from Michigan’s Website.

And here is the full official statement by Cal. Please focus on this fun tidbit:

During his one season at Michigan in 2016, Tuioti filled the role of the head of the recruiting department for a team that finished 10-3 overall and ranked No. 10 nationally. He was instrumental in hosting recruiting visits for many of the nation's top recruits and helping to secure several commitments including each of the top six ranked in-state recruits as part of a 2017 class that ranked as high as No. 3 nationally according to Scout.

And here is HC Wilcox’s statement on the hiring:

"Tony has a tremendous resume that showcases his diverse skill set and abilities both on and off the field," Wilcox said. "Not only is he an excellent coach, but the experience he has as a director of player personnel will be a tremendous benefit to us in the structuring and organization of our recruiting operation. Finding someone with a skill set as unique and diverse as Tony's is challenging. We are fortunate that we have found that in Tony and are looking forward to his contributions to our program."

Coach Tuioti’s Past Experience

Year Team Position
Year Team Position
2000-01 University of Hawaii Graduate Assistant Coach
2003-05 Kalaheo High School Head Coach
2007 Silverado High School Defensive Coordinator
2008-09 University of Hawaii Director of Player Personnel
2010-11 University of Hawaii Defensive Tackles Coach
2012-13 University of Hawaii Linebackers Coach
2014-15 Cleveland Browns Defensive Quality Control Coach
2016 Fresno State Defensive Line Coach
University of Michigan Athletics Website

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