The Warrior Beat

Meet the staff

July 17th, 2014

The Warriors have completed their coaching staff.


> Donovan Raiola — He's a Wisconsin and Kamehameha Schools graduate who was a member of seven NFL teams during a six-year career. Raiola and Dean Chung have run clinics for o-linemen. He was a Kamehameha assistant coach the past two years. He will help o-line coach Chris Naeole.

> Feso'otai "Tai" Papalii — He's a 2007 Kealakehe High graduate and former UH defensive back. His father, Sam Papalii, is a long-time college and prep coach. Papalii will help Chris "Demo" Demarest, who coordinates special teams.

> Lance Samuseva — The 1999 Farrington High graduate was a UH defensive tackle through the 2003 season. Samuseva works with d-line coach Lewis Powell.

Graduate Assistants

> Bo Montgomery — He's a 2005 Kealakehe High graduate who was a defensive end at Weber State in 2005 and 2006 and a Warrior in 2008 and 2009. UH defensive coordinator Kevin Clune ran the defense when Montgomery was at Weber State. Montgomery was a recruiting assistant at Boise State last year. He will help Clune on defense, as well as have administrative duties in recruiting.

> Spencer Hagan — He played in 28 games as a receiver at California before suffering a knee injury in 2012. He retired as a player in September 2013, but remained with the Bears as a team manager last season. He will coach UH's tight ends.

> Brad Vonnahme — He was the linebacker coach at Midland University (Fremont, Neb.) the past year. He also assisted with the strength program. Vonnahme worked under Clune as a defensive administrator at Utah State in 2009 and 2010.

> Derek Deardorff — He was an NAIA All-America wide receiver at Malone University in Canton, Ohio. The past three seasons, he was a GA at Tabor in Wichita, Kan. He will assist the offense.

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