Ah You works in BYU’s Built4Life Center and reports to associate dean of students Trevor Wilson. Ah You is responsible for developing and executing a comprehensive academic plan for each player on the football team. Each plan is created based on the individual needs of the student-athlete and ensures academic goals are created and realized. Ah You is charged with inspiring good academic behaviors for student-athletes and is responsible for tracking academic progress, eligibility and communicating this progress with coaches, administrators and other support staff.
- Established and Implemented current BYU Football Academic Expectation Program with the players and coaches and the Faculty Appreciation Program “Guest Coach for a Day” to honor faculty members each week during the season
- Created and coordinated the BYU Football Trunk-or-Treat activity in 2016 to build relationships with the community. In 2017, student athletes from all BYU sports were invited to join in and participate.
- Developed and Coordinated Youth Pro Day event, Team Big Man’s Camp and Team 7 on 7 Camp
- Coordinated successful BYU NFL Pro-Day events each spring
- Led efforts to create and coordinate current BYU Football Nutrition center and BYU Football Academic Study Lounge
- Reinitiated the BYU Polynesian Club after a 4-year hiatus to provide student-athletes an opportunity to interact and mingle with other students on campus in an uplifting and proactive way
- Member of the Diversity and Inclusion committee on campus
- BYU (2022, MPA)
- BYU (2004, BS Sociology)
- Etiwanda HS
- Directed recruiting efforts and managed player personnel duties for BYU football as the executive coordinator of recruiting and player personnel (2020 to 2022)
- Served as support services coordinator and the NFL/Pro Liaison for BYU football (2016 to present)
- Worked as defensive coordinator and coached defensive line, linebackers and offensive line while coaching at Westlake HS (2011-15)
- Employed as an estimator / project manager doing restoration work on buildings/homes damaged by water, fire, wind and smoke (2004-16)
- Worked with the defensive line as a defensive administrative assistant at University of Utah (2007-10)
- Worked with NFL players Paul Kruger, Derrick Shelby, Steven Paea, Sealver Siliga and Koa Misi
- Coached the defensive line at Snow College (2004-07)
- Served as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Guatemala City South and Texas San Antonio missions (1992-93)
- Rancho Cucamonga, California
- Wife is Joann Kalauli and they have a son, Chaz, and a daughter, Zion
- Son, Chaz, plays defensive back and linebacker for BYU and served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the California Rancho Cucamonga Mission.
- Daughter, Zion, graduated from Westlake High School in 2018.
- In addition to his son Chaz, his father Charles played running back at BYU and his two brothers Matt and C.J. both played football for the Cougars. C.J. also played six years in the NFL. Cousins Kinglsey and Harland Ah You also played football for BYU.
Ah You will work in BYU’s Built4Life Center and report to associate dean of students Trevor Wilson. Ah You’s is a new position that involves some reorganization in the Student-Athlete Life and Learning Center. Also named an assistant athletic director for academics is Nycole Larsen, who will oversee academics for other teams. Ah You, as well as Larsen, will have other full-time academic advisors and learning specialists who will report to them.
Ah You will work closely with football staff, including director of player development Mike Hall, chief of staff Jon Swift, assistant football coaches and directly with head coach Kalani Sitake.
As assistant athletic director for football academics, Ah You will also work closely with associate athletic director for diversity & inclusion Whitney Johnson, associate athletic director for Built4Life Gary Veron and associate athletic director for compliance Chad Gwilliam.
Ah You will be responsible for developing and executing a comprehensive academic plan for each player on the football team. Each plan will be created based on the individual needs of the student-athlete and will ensure academic goals are created and realized. Ah You will be charged with inspiring good academic behaviors for student-athletes and will be responsible for tracking academic progress, eligibility and communicating this progress with coaches, administrators and other support staff.
Head coach Kalani Sitake on Ah You
“Jasen will be tremendous in this role,” Sitake said. “I’m happy for him. The administration has given him a great opportunity. I’m very grateful for what Jasen has done on our support staff to help us develop our recruiting, academics and other important areas over the years. He truly cares about each individual in our program. He has done a lot to help our players achieve and grow academically and in all aspects of their lives, and I’m excited he will be continuing to support our players on a daily basis in this new capacity.”
Prior BYU Experience
In his time as director of recruiting, Ah You oversaw the recruiting of many of the players who’ve led BYU football to its recent, high-level successes and have provided depth. Ah You also helped promote these players, and others, by overseeing and enhancing BYU’s Pro Day experience, attracting scouts to Provo from every NFL team and maintaining relationships with them. His recruiting impact will continue to be felt in the coming seasons, as Ah You helped bring in multiple high-level recruits as BYU prepares for the Big 12.
While in his previous position, Ah You completed his masters of public administration degree at BYU and graduated in April.