Defensive coordinator Legi Suiaunoa and receivers coach Kefense Hynson are expected to leave the Warriors and join Oregon State’s coaching staff, the Star-Advertiser has learned.
An official announcement could come as early as today.
Suiaunoa coached the UH defensive linemen in 2016, then was promoted to defensive coordinator the past February after Kevin Lempa resigned to join Michigan’s staff.
Hynson is an original member of Nick Rolovich’s initial coaching staff.
The Warriors will need to hire four coaches. Chris Naeole resigned as offensive line coach in October. The NCAA also is permitting the addition of a 10th full-time assistant coach in January.
The Warriors have had six defensive coordinators since 2013: Thom Kaumeyer (2012-2013), Kevin Klune (2014), Tom Mason (12 games in 2015), Abraham Elimimian (one game in 2012), Lempa (2016) and Suiaunoa (2017).
Oregon State’s salary pool for assistant coaches is listed at $2,590,032 for 2017, according to USA Today. The Warriors’ pool $1.2 million.