Jack Damuni made a name for himself as a strong safety under LaVell Edwards in the mid-1990s.

Now the former Cougar will serve as BYU football's director of player personnel and on-campus recruiting coordinator, the school officially announced Wednesday.

He places Justin Anderson, who joined Bronco Mendenhall at the University of Virginia.

News of the hire began to surface over the weekend, when Hawaii newspaper Maui Now reported Damuni would return to BYU. Damuni was most recently a teacher and defensive coordinator at Baldwin High in Wailuku, Hawaii, and attended the Cougars' National Signing Day festivities last week.

Damuni graduated from BYU with a bachelor's degree in sociology in 1996 and played for the Cougars from 1993 to 1994, starting eight games after transferring from Dixie Junior College.

He and his wife, Shalei Nani, have four children: Dayson, Selai, Raider and Silina.

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