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BYU's Sitake completes staff with trio of support hirings

By Sean Walker | Posted - Feb. 17, 2016 at 4:36 p.m.

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PROVO — BYU football coach Kalani Sitake formally announced the hiring of three support staff members Wednesday, completing the inaugural head coach's first staff with the Cougars.

Sitake announced the additions of Jasen Ah You as director of football athletic relations, Sione Kinikini as director of football player development and Jack Damuni as director of football player personnel and on-campus recruiting coordinator.

All three are BYU alumni.

Ah You comes to BYU following a coaching career at Utah and Snow College but most recently at Westlake High School in Saratoga Springs, Utah. In three seasons at Utah, he helped mentor current NFL players Paul Kruger, Derrick Shelby, Steven Paea, Sealver Siliga and Koa Misi, among others.

His responsibilities include roles in recruiting and football operations. He and his wife Joann Kalauli are the parents of two children.

Kinikini spent the past three seasons at Utah serving as a player personnel assistant from 2013-15. He and his wife Mele are the parents of five children.

Damuni's most famous games as a player came during an 11-tackle effort against Utah State and two picks against Utah in 1993. The full-blooded Fijian grew up in Hawaii and served a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Micronesia before attending Dixie State College and BYU.

Damuni, who played for BYU in 1993-94, has worked in football for 20 years, most recently at Baldwin High School in Maui. He also worked at Mesa (Arizona) Community College in 2011 as defensive backs coach.

He and his wife Shalei are the parents of four children.

BYU opens its month-long spring practice session March 1. The spring game scheduled for March 26.

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