As Todd Graham announced additions to his inaugural Hawaii football staff one by one over the last few weeks, he frequently announced the newcomers as “offensive assistant” or “defensive assistant” without a specific title.
That was with the exception of his three coordinator hires; Victor Santa Cruz (defense), G.J. Kinne (offense), and Dan Phillips (special teams) were announced as such at the time of their hiring.
With Tuesday’s addition Tony Hull as the last of 10 full-time staff hires, Graham was free to announce the remaining roles, all at once.
On the offensive side of the ball:
>> Kinne, the coordinator, will also assume the role of quarterbacks coach.
>> Hull will serve as co-offensive coordinator and coach in the inside receivers.
>> Brandon Graham, Todd Graham’s son, will be pass game coordinator and running backs coach.
>> Sam Bennett will coordinate the run game and coach the offensive line.
>> Brennan Marion is an assistant coach with the wide receivers.
On the defensive side of the ball:
>> Santa Cruz, a former UH linebacker, is associate head coach in addition to defensive coordinator and will coach outside linebackers.
>> Jacob Yoro, a holdover from Nick Rolovich’s staff, will be co-defensive coordinator and coach linebackers.
>> Abe Elimimian, another holdover, will serve as recruiting coordinator and coach cornerbacks.
>> Laiu Moeakiola is assistant coach for safeties.
>> Phillips, the special teams coordinator, will coach the defensive line.
>> Trent Figg is chief of staff.
>> Kody Cooke is an assistant head coach and the strength and conditioning coordinator.