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BYU hires Darrell Funk as offensive line coach

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Michigan offensive line coach Darrell Funk is seen on the sidelines during a spring football scrimmage at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, April 14, 2012.

Carlos Osorio, Associated Press

BYU has hired Darrell Funk as its new offensive line coach.

Funk has 33 years of coaching experience, with 10 seasons of experience as a coordinator. Funk comes to BYU from UTSA, where he was offensive line coach. He has coached the offensive line at Michigan, Purdue, San Diego State, Colorado State and Ball State, among others.

“What an honor it is for me to join the BYU football program as the offensive line coach.” — BYU offensive line coach Darrell Funk

“Darrell is an exceptional football coach with extensive experience teaching tough, physical offensive line play,” BYU head coach Kalani Sitake said in a statement.

Funk coached at UTSA for two years and, under his leadership, had two offensive linemen named to the All-Conference USA honorable mention team.

“What an honor it is for me to join the BYU football program as the offensive line coach,” Funk said in a statement. “I am really excited by this opportunity to join Coach Sitake, Coach Roderick and the rest of the staff as we work to build on the tremendous 2020 season. BYU has an unbelievable tradition of excellence, both on and off the field, and I am looking forward to helping build on that success. I’m looking forward to meeting the players I’m going to coach and to get to work.”

As a coach, Funk has developed 19 NFL linemen. Funk replaces offensive line coach Eric Mateos, who left for Baylor this offseason.

“I’m excited to have him join Coach Roderick and our offensive staff and start working with the great young men we have in our program,” Sitake said. “He knows BYU from his days at Colorado State as a player and then as a coach under Sonny Lubick, and also at San Diego State working with Brady Hoke. We are happy to now welcome Darrell to Provo to be part of Cougar football.”