Most of the following appears on the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s breaking news.
Sam Bennett, who spent the past season as an assistant with the Arizona Cardinals, is joining the University of Hawaii football coaching staff, the school announced today.
Bennett will serve as assistant coach on offense. His Twitter account indicates that he will be the offensive line coach.
Bennett is the first coach hired on the offensive side since Todd Graham was named UH’s coach last week. Earlier, Graham retained Jacob Yoro and Abraham Elimimian as assistant coaches on defense, and hired Azusa Pacific head coach Victor Santa Cruz as defensive coordinator.
“Coach Bennett is one of the brightest coaches and best teachers I have encountered in my 30+ years of coaching,” Graham said in a UH release. “We are so thrilled to welcome him and we can’t wait for him to get started.”
Prior to working with Arizona, where he assisted in daily and game planning, Bennett worked at Arizona State as a graduate assistant and then offensive analyst.
His father, Phil Bennett, is a former SMU head coach.