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Utah State University
5005 Old Main Hill
Logan, Utah 84322
United States

Company Description: Founded in 1888 as Utah's land-grant college, Utah State University now serves nearly 23,000 full-time students as and was ranked by The Carnegie Foundation in the...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Defensive Coordinator
    Weber State University
  • Defensive Coordinator
    Southern Utah
  • Defensive Coordinator
    Hawai'i
  • Defensive Lineman
    Fullerton JC
  • Defensive Coordinator
    Andersen

Education

  • bachelor's degree , kinesiology
    Cal State Fullerton
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Web References
Utah State Aggies Official Athletic Site - On Campus
www.utahstateaggies.com, 30 Mar 2014 [cached]
Kevin Clune - Linebackers
Wes Nakama: Hiring of Kevin ...
westhawaiitoday.com, 14 Jan 2014 [cached]
Wes Nakama: Hiring of Kevin Clune could be a steal for UH football
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HONOLULU - The hiring of former Utah State linebackers coach Kevin Clune as the University of Hawaii football team's new defensive coordinator was met with mostly quiet reaction last week, from "Who dat? to "Who cares?"
But a year from now, for the Rainbow Warriors the reaction will hopefully be, "What a steal!"
From several perspectives, that already could appear to the case.
True, Clune may not have instant name recognition and does not come from a "name" brand program.
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Clune appears to be that person.
After five successful seasons as linebackers coach at Utah State, he is in prime position for a promotion to NCAA Division I defensive coordinator. Maybe not at a top-notch program, but surely for a mid-to-low major school like Hawaii.
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Utah State led the Mountain West Conference in eight defensive categories this past season, and three linebackers coached by Clune earned all-conference honors.
By comparison, UH finished 115th in the nation (out of 125 teams) in total defense (494.7 ypg) and 113th in scoring defense (38.8 ppg) this past season.
In his duties as linebackers coach, Clune was involved in all phases of the Aggies defense: game planning, scouting and play-calling. He previously served as defensive coordinator at Weber State (2005-08), which advanced to the NCAA Division I-AA quarterfinals in 2008 and led the Big Sky Conference in pass defense (208.4 ypg) and pass efficiency defense (109.4) that season.
Clune also was defensive coordinator at Southern Utah in 2003 and 2004.
So he brings to the table these credentials and advantages:
There will be only a subtle learning curve as far as putting together effective scouting reports and game plans for Mountain West opponents, since he already experienced success against most of them. And he obviously knows what to expect from Utah State, which routed the Rainbow Warriors 47-10 last season. He already has a good idea about what UH and Chow are about, having just studied them less than three months ago. Clune also said he and Chow had met and crossed paths many times before. He comes from a program that has similar challenges and resources as Hawaii, as opposed to someone used to coaching players from a different talent level - like Chow. Clune has proved he can make Division I winners out of recruits who were not necessarily four-or-five-star caliber. He's affordable. At $160,000 per year, he will make 36 percent ($90,000/year) less than his predecessor, Thom Kaumeyer. That is crucial for an athletic department that is bleeding red ink and needing money for other things. He's motivated. This job represents not just a climb in the coaching ladder but also a chance to prove he has potential to climb even higher - like a top-level school coordinator position or even a head coaching job. But he knows he will first be judged by what he achieves here.
The major question that remains is Clune's ability to relate to the Rainbow Warriors and recruit future ones. He lacks the strong Hawaii ties that the above-mentioned candidates have, and has yet to prove he can recruit local and Mainland kids to UH.
But if he can recruit players to spend two or four years at Logan, Utah, then Honolulu should not be much more difficult.
With National Letter of Intent Day only three weeks away, that may not matter much anyway for this recruiting season.
The more pressing matter is spring football and the 2014 season, and Clune seems to be more prepared for that than anyone else UH could have hired, under the circumstances.
That, among other reasons, is why he may turn out to be a steal.
Utah State Aggies |
www.college-sports-betting-odds.com, 16 Dec 2012 [cached]
Utah State's Kevin Clune Named Defensive Coordinator at Hawai'i University of Hawai'i officials announced Wednesday the hiring of Kevin Clune as its new defensive coordinator. Clune has spent the past five seasons at Utah State as the team's linebackers coach.
1/8/2014 10:18:00 AM HONOLULU - ...
www.palmaschool.org [cached]
1/8/2014 10:18:00 AM HONOLULU - University of Hawai'i head football coach Norm Chow announced the hiring of Kevin Clune as defensive coordinator.
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Clune comes to UH from Utah State, where he was linebackers coach for the past five seasons.
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In addition to coaching the linebackers at USU, Clune coordinated the punt return team and assisted in all other phases of special teams. He also coached and assisted all phases of defensive play, game planning, scouting, and play-calling.
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At Utah State, Clune coached all-conference linebackers Bobby Wagner, Jake Doughty, Zach Vigil, and Kyler Fackrell.
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Clune came to Utah State after four years as Weber State's defensive coordinator (2005-08), helping the Wildcats to a share of the Big Sky Conference title and advancing to the quarterfinals of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs in 2008. That season, Clune's defense was fourth in the league in total defense (363.9 ypg) and led the Big Sky in pass defense (208.4 ypg). WSU also led the conference in pass efficiency defense (109.4), which ranked 17 th in FCS.
Under Clune, Weber State's defense also ranked second in the Big Sky in both 2006 and '07. The 2007 Wildcat defense yielded an average of just 348.4 yards per game. WSU also ranked first in the league in pass defense (212.2 ypg) and third in rushing defense (136.2 ypg). At WSU, Clune coached 15 all-Big Sky honorees, including second-team All-American Brady Fosmark in 2005.
Prior to Weber State, Clune served as defensive coordinator at Southern Utah in 2003 and '04. Clune mentored outside linebacker Nick DiPadova, who earned second-team Division I-AA All-America honors in 2004 and was honorable mention in 2003, and Marques Harris, who earned third-team All-American accolades in 2004.
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Clune was a graduate assistant at Utah in 2001 and '02 working with both the running backs and linebackers. He also spent one year as Occidental College's defensive line coach in 2000 and linebackers coach and special teams coordinator at Fullerton College from 1997-99. He began his coaching career at Palma High School in 1991 and also coached at Dos Pueblos High School.
Clune was a defensive lineman at Fullerton JC for one year and spent one season at the University of San Diego. Clune earned his bachelor's degree in kinesiology from Cal State Fullerton in 2000.
USU head coach Gary Andersen announced ...
utahstateaggies.cstv.com, 8 Dec 2008 [cached]
USU head coach Gary Andersen announced that Kevin Clune has been hired as the Aggies' linebackers coach.
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Clune, along with Chad Kauha'aha'a, who will be USU's defensive line coach, come to USU from Weber State.
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USU's Defensive Staff Now Complete With Hiring Of Clune And Kauha'aha'a; Mathis Named Director Of Operations
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LOGAN, Utah - A pair of Weber State defensive assistants in Kevin Clune (pronounced Kloon) and Chad Kauha'aha'a (pronounced Cow-ha-a-ha-a) have been added to the Utah State football staff, new Aggie head coach Gary Andersen announced Monday, completing the defensive coaching staff.
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Clune was Weber State's defensive coordinator and will be Utah State's linebackers coach, while Kauha'aha'a will be the Aggies' defensive line coach, the same position he held at Weber State.
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Clune and Kauha'aha'a come to Utah State after four years at Weber State, recently helping the Wildcats to a share of the Big Sky Conference title and advancing to the quarterfinals of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs, where they lost at No. 5 Montana, 24-13, this past Saturday.
Clune's defense was fourth in the Big Sky Conference and 76th in FCS in total defense (363.9 yards per game), as well as leading the Big Sky in pass defense (208.4 ypg), good for 69th in FCS. Weber State also led the league in pass efficiency defense (109.4), which ranks 17th in FCS.
"I'm very excited about the opportunity to work with Coach Andersen again," Clune said.
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Clune was Andersen's defensive coordinator at Southern Utah in 2003 and was at SUU through 2004 until joining the Weber State staff in 2005.
"Kevin and I worked together when he was my defensive coordinator at Southern Utah so our defensive beliefs are extremely close.
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"Kevin is very familiar with the state of Utah and everything that it has to offer. He's a terrific recruiter and will help us maintain our goal of continuing to build a successful program here at Utah State and pursue a conference championship."
Under Clune, Weber State's defense was ranked second in the Big Sky in both 2006 and 2007. The 2007 Wildcat defense yielded an average of just 348.4 yards per game. Weber State also ranked first in the league in pass defense (212.2 ypg) and third in rushing defense (136.2 ypg). Weber State's 23-0 win at Northern Colorado on Oct. 13, 2007 was the Wildcats' first shutout of a league opponent since 1980 and the first shutout of a league opponent on the road since 1966.
During his tenure at Weber State, Clune coached 15 all-Big Sky Conference winners, including nine this past season, as tackle Bryce Scanlon, end Kevin Linehan, linebacker J.D. Folsom, cornerback Josh Morris and safety Beau Hadley all earned first-team accolades; while tackle Ryan Eastman, end Pate Moleni, linebacker Biff Swan and safety Scotty Goodloe were on the honorable mention list.
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While at Southern Utah, Clune mentored outside linebacker Nick DiPadova, who earned second-team NCAA Division I-AA All-American honors in 2004 and was honorable mention in 2003.
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Clune also assisted with special teams preparation and scouting.
Clune also spent time on the football staffs at Occidental College and Fullerton Junior College. At Occidental, his primary responsibility was the defensive line, while coaching the linebackers at Fullerton JC as well as the special teams coordinator. Clune also coached at Dos Pueblos High School and Palma High School.
Clune was a defensive lineman at Fullerton JC for one year and spent one season at the University of San Diego.
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"He has also coached in basically the same defensive scheme from working under Coach Clune, so he understands our defensive goals and objectives.
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