Dave Aranda has been hired as Utah State’s defensive coordinator.
What’s more, according to a source, Aranda will earn more than the $130,000 annual base salary he received at UH in 2011.
Aranda was not retained at UH after the coaching change.
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During today’s luncheon at the Hukilau restaurant, Norm Chow confirmed that Thom Kaumeyer will be the Warriors’ defensive coordinator.
Kaumeyer served as the Jacksonville Jaguars’ DB coach the past three years.
Kaumeyer and his wife had dinner with Chow and his wife last week in Los Angeles. Chow said UH went the “extra mile” on the financial offer. Chow said Kaumeyer will join the staff next week.
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Whether or not he is retained as a graduate assistant, Inoke Funaki will remain in school. Funaki is expected to earn his master’s in public administration in May.
Unlike most GAs, Funaki’s tenure began at the start of the spring semester, in 2010. His second year was completed last month. The NCAA allows GAs to serve up to three years.
Funaki is returning from the football coaches’ convention in San Antonio.