USU football: Clune remains on Utah State football coaching staff

By Doug Hoffman

For the Deseret News

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 2 2013 7:00 p.m. MST

Clune came to Utah State after four years as Weber State’s defensive coordinator (2005-08), helping the Wildcats to a share of the 2008 Big Sky Conference title and advancing to the quarterfinals of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.

During the 2008 season, Clune’s defense was fourth in the Big Sky in total defense (363.9 ypg), as well as leading the Big Sky in pass defense (208.4 ypg). Weber State also led the league in pass efficiency defense (109.4), which ranked 17th in FCS.

During his tenure at Weber State, Clune coached 15 all-Big Sky Conference winners, including nine in 2008 and a second-team All-America in 2005 in Brady Fosmark.

Clune also served as defensive coordinator at Southern Utah in 2003 and 2004 until joining the Weber State staff in 2005.

Clune was a graduate assistant coach on the Utah staff in 2001 and 2002 working with running backs and linebackers. He also spent time on the football staffs at Occidental College and Fullerton Junior College coaching the defensive line and linebackers, 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.

Clune earned his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Cal State Fullerton in 2000.

Kevin Clune File

Coaching History:

2009 — Utah State — Linebackers

2005-08 — Weber State — Defensive Coordinator

2003-04 — Southern Utah — Defensive Coordinator

2001-02 — Utah — Graduate Assistant

2000 — Occidental College — Defensive Line

1996-99 — Fullerton JC — Special Teams Coordinator/Linebackers

1993-94 — Dos Pueblos (Calif.) HS — Linebackers

1991-92 — Palma (Calif.) HS — Defensive Line/Receivers

Bowl Games:

Utah State — Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, 2012; Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, 2011

Conference Championships:

Utah State — WAC, 2012; Weber State — Big Sky, 2008.

Playing Experience:

1990 San Diego — Linebacker/Defensive Lineman

1995 Fullerton JC — Defensive Lineman

Doug Hoffman is the assistant athletic director for Utah State University Athletic Media Relations.

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