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Funaki Asisi (pronounced Foo-knock-ee Ah-see-see) is in his first season with Utah State's football program as a graduate assistant coach for the Aggies' offense. In his role, Asisi will assist the offensive coaches with daily operations, primarily working with offensive line coach and assistant head coach Mark Weber.
Asisi comes to Utah State after spending the past year working in the private business sector in Boston and New York City.
Following his collegiate career, Asisi, spent the 2012 season as an assistant offensive line coach for Logan (Utah) High School as he helped the Grizzlies to an 8-3 record.
Asisi spent five years as a part of the Utah State football program and started 24 of his final 25 games for the Aggies. He was named to both the Athlon Sports College Football Preview Preseason all-Western Athletic Conference second-team and the all-WAC Phil Steele's College Football Preview Preseason third-team prior to his senior season.
As a senior in 2011, Asisi helped Utah State to a 7-6 record and an appearance in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, its first bowl game in 14 seasons.
Asisi prepped at Provo (Utah) High School and was a second-team all-state selection by the Deseret News as a defensive lineman following his senior season, along with being named first-team all-Valley and first-team all-Region. During his senior season, he recorded 35.0 tackles and 4.0 sacks, to go along with two fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles.
Asisi graduated from Utah State in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in health education with a minor in physical education. He is married to the former Lindsay Call.
Second-Team Athlon Sports College Football Preview Preseason All-WAC (2011)
Third-Team Phil Steele's College Football Preview Preseason All-WAC (2011)
Quickly: Name is pronounced Foo-knock-ee Ah-see-see... Talented, reliable offensive lineman... Gives experience and depth to offensive line unit.
2010 (Jr.): Started all 12 of the team's games at left guard.
2009 (So.): Saw action in three games, staring the season-opener at Utah.
2008 (Fr.): Played in 11 games, starting last five games of season... One of six offensive linemen with over 400 offensive plays.
2007 (RS): Redshirted his first year at USU.
High School: Was a second-team all-state selection by the Deseret News as a defensive lineman... Named first-team all-valley and first-team all-region... As a senior, recorded 35 tackles and four sacks... Also added two fumble recoveries and forced two fumbles... High school teammates with USU wide receiver Austin Alder.
Personal: Born July 14, 1989 in Upland, Calif... Son of Tevita and June Asisi... Has three brothers and three sisters... Married Lindsay Call in June, 2011... Majoring in health education with a minor in physical education... Chose Utah State because of its campus atmosphere... A member of USU Student-Athlete Mentors Program (SAMs).
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