Weber State football adds Hunsaker to coaching staff

Jan 9 2014 - 8:11pm

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Lance Hunsaker
Lance Hunsaker

OGDEN -- New Weber State head football coach Jay Hill has added another assistant coach to the staff, hiring Lance Hunsaker to join the Wildcats. Hunsaker will be the special teams coordinator and coach the secondary at Weber State. 

"Lance will be a great addition to our staff at Weber State on the defensive side and special teams," Hill said. "He has great experience from his coaching time at Utah where he worked under some of the best defensive minds of the game. He is a coach's son, he understands the grind of coaching and will really help our program."

Hunsaker comes to Weber State after spending the last two seasons on the coaching staff at the University of Utah where he spent time as the academic coordinator as well as associate director of player personnel for the Utes. 

It was his second stint on the coaching staff with the Utes. He was a graduate assistant coach at Utah from 2003-06 where he coached the outside linebackers and spent time working for coaches Urban Meyer, Kyle Whittingham and Gary Andersen. Jay Hill was an assistant coach with the Utes during Hunsaker's tenure at Utah.

Hunsaker played four years of college football at Southern Utah from 1997-01 spending time as a running back and defensive end. As a senior in 2001 he played in all 11 games and started 10 for the Thunderbirds. While at SUU he spent did a coaching internship with the Dallas Cowboys working Jack Reilly, the offensive coordinator. 

He earned a bachelor's degree in advertising from Southern Utah in 2001 and a master's degree in sport psychology at Utah in 2006. He and his wife Ami have three children, Lauren, 8, Clinton, 6, and Eva, 1.  

Hunsaker is the son of longtime college basketball coach Dick Hunsaker, currently the head coach at Utah Valley. The senior Hunsaker played three seasons of college basketball at Weber State from 1974-77 under coach Neil McCarthy. He then spent 10 seasons as an assistant coach with the Wildcats from 1977-87 before later coaching at Ball State, Utah and Utah Valley.

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