BYU football names new recruiting coordinators
(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) BYU coach Kalani Sitake as BYU hosts the University of Massachusetts, NCAA football in Provo, Saturday November 18, 2017.
BYU coach Kalani Sitake has added to his recruiting operation, shifting responsibilities to trusted assistants who will have the goal of helping to land high-quality athletes for the football team.
Sitake named Jasen Ah You to direct the program’s recruiting efforts and manage player personnel duties as the executive coordinator of recruiting and player personnel, while Jack Damuni will coordinate day-to-day recruiting activities and oversee recruiting events on campus as the executive coordinator of on-campus recruiting and community/player relations.
“Recruiting is a critical part of everything we do, and I am excited to have both Jasen and Jack putting their vision and energies into our daily recruiting efforts," Sitake said. "They have both done an excellent job on our staff the past four years, and I am confident in what they will be able to help us accomplish in their new responsibilities.”
Ah You, who is in his 17th year working in football at the high school, junior college and university levels, will be in charge of strategic planning and execution of BYU's recruiting activities, messages, materials and official and unofficial visits.
Previously, Ah You served as the support services coordinator for the football program over the past four seasons.
Ah You and his family have deep BYU ties. His son Chaz is a linebacker at BYU, while his father played running back (1971-75) and his two brothers Matt (2003-05, 2008) and C.J. (2001-03) also played for the Cougars. Cousins Kingsley (1992-93) and Harland Ah You (1995-97) also played football for BYU.
“I'm excited for this challenge and opportunity,” Ah You said. “Having worked in the various levels of football from high school to college and also being a parent that went through four years of the recruiting process from that perspective, I have developed a clear vision and direction for recruiting. There is no place like BYU, and I'm excited to share that message with the outstanding young men and their families who would like to be a part of this great university.”
Damuni will develop and oversee the on-campus experience for prospective student athletes, planning and supervising summer camps and game-day recruiting activities for the football program, organizing and managing the program's missionary-related plans and needs, and serving as a liaison with campus departments involved in the recruiting process.
The BYU alumnus, who played safety for the Cougars in 1993-94, will also continue to coordinate community service and other volunteer opportunities for team members, run the True Blue Hero program and oversee alumni relations.
“I would like to thank coach Sitake for giving me the opportunity to serve as the on-campus recruiter,” Damuni said. “Recruiting is the life blood of every sport that is played at the collegiate level and is a year-round battle. I am honored to be part of this important component and will always strive to do my best and represent Brigham Young University in making a positive impact to every student-athlete we serve, and to the people in our community as well.”