Chad Kauha'aha'a
Chad  Kauha'aha'a

Defensive Line

Alma Mater:
Utah (1997)

Chad Kauha'aha'a enters his first season as defensive line coach for the Boise State football team in 2018.

Kauha'aha'a (pronounced cow-ha-a-ha-a) spent each of the previous three seasons at Oregon State, serving as the associate head coach for the final two. He coached defensive line for the Beavers all three years, and added outside linebackers in 2016.

He has also coached defensive line at Wisconsin (2013-14), Utah (2011-12), Utah State (2009-10) and Weber State (2005-08), and was the head coach at Baldwin High School in Wailuku, Hawai'i, from 2002-04.

Between stints with the Beavers, Badgers and Utes, 10 student-athletes coached by Kauha'aha'a reached the National Football League. Included was Utah's Star Lotulelei, a first-round selection by the Carolina Panthers in 2013.

Originally from Maui, Hawai'i, Kauha'aha'a played for Utah from 1993-96, where he was named All-WAC Honorable Mention in 1995, and to the All-WAC Mountain Division Second Team in his final season. He earned his bachelor's in sociology from Utah in 1997. Kauha'aha'a and his wife Lena have two sons, Kalei and Kalena.

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