Fesi Sitake
Passing Game Coord./WR Coach
(801) 422-2916
SAB 220


Passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach

Years at BYU

  • 2021-present (Passing Game Coordinator and Wide Receivers)
  • 2018-2020 (Wide receivers)


  • Southern Utah (2011)

Years Overall Coaching


Coaching Experience

  • BYU
    • Passing game coordinator, wide receivers (2021-present)
    • Wide receivers (2018-2020)
  • Weber State
    • Offensive coordinator (2016-17)
    • Passing game coordinator, wide receivers (2014-15)
  • Southern Utah,
    • Passing game coordinator, wide receivers (2013)
    • Wide receivers (2012)
    • Student assistant – wide receivers (2011)

Coaching Career Highlights

  • Helped BYU go 11-1 in 2020 and earn a No. 11 final ranking while boasting a top-10 offense
  • In 2020, after losing three senior starters, helped his relatively inexperienced group of returning players and newcomers become one of the strengths of the team, producing three receivers with more than 600 yards, including BYU’s first 1,000-yard pass catcher since 2012.  
  • Mentored former walk-on receiver Dax Milne, who in 2020 finished No. 4 in the nation with 1,188 receiving yards on 70 catches with 8 receiving TDs (No. 18 in nation) in his first year as full-time starter. Milne was a finalist for the 2020 Burlsworth Trophy and a semifinalist for the Belitnikoff Award. Milne earned All-America honors in 2020, while Gunner Romney added 767 yards on 39 receptions and average 19.7 yards per catch—No. 15 nationally, and Neil Pau’u added 45 catches for 603 yards while the receivers overall combined for 15 touchdowns in 2020.
  • Part of developing BYU’s potent offensive attack in 2020 that finished ranked No. 3 in scoring offense (43.5 ppg), No. 6 in total offense (522.2 ypg) and No. 8 in passing offense (332.1 ppg) while ranking in the top 15 in 10 different statistical categories overall. 
  • BYU's production as an offense in 2020 ranks No. 4 all-time at BYU in single-season scoring average behind only the 2001, 1980 and 1983 teams, while ranking No. 6 in program history in total offense with the most yards per game since 2001.
  • In 2020 BYU tied for No. 1 nationally in yards per play at 7.84, and led all of FBS programs in plays of 30 or more yards with 45 while ranking No. 3 in both plays of 10 or more yards (234) and 20 or more yards (83). Overall, BYU scored 40 or more points nine times in 12 games in 2020, capped with a 49-23 victory over UCF while setting both a Boca Raton Bowl and BYU bowl record for most yards of total offense with 655.
  • Helped Jeff Grimes and offensive staff build an offense at BYU starting in 2018 that improved each year to go from being ranked 118th in total offense (325.2) and 123rd in scoring offense (17.1) the year prior to coming to BYU to being ranked No. 3 in scoring (43.5) and No. 6 in total offense (522.2) in their third season in 2020.
  • In 2017, Sitake helped lead the Wildcats to a Big Sky Conference title, a school-record 11 wins, two wins in the FCS playoffs, a top-10 national ranking and the No. 18 FCS scoring offense at 33.7 points per game 
  • He engineered the Wildcat offense that included first-team All-Big Sky selection and All-America selections tight end Andrew Vollert and offensive lineman Iosua Opeta
  • Senior quarterback Stefan Cantwell also posted the fifth-most single-season total offense yards in school history (3,583)
  • The Wildcat offense had eight players that earned Big Sky All-Conference honors
  • Helped WSU to the Wildcats' first trip to the FCS Playoffs in seven years. In 2015, he served as the passing game coordinator for a Wildcat team that finished 6-5, its first winning season in five years
  • Part of the Southern Utah team that finished 8-5 in 2013 and advanced to the FCS Playoffs for the first time in school history
  • Under Sitake's tutelage, wide receiver Fatu Moala garnered second-team all-Big Sky Conference honors after leading the team with 65 receptions for 810 yards and nine touchdowns in 2012
  • In 2011, instrumental in developing a young Thunderbird receiving corps into a productive unit, including overseeing the maturation of true freshman Brady Measom, who wound up leading the team in receptions and earning Great West Conference Rookie of the Year honors from both the coaches and the media

Playing Career

  • Two-time Great West All-Conference performer at Southern Utah and finished his career as one of the top wide receivers in SUU history
  • As a senior in 2010, he had 877 receiving yards, the ninth most in Thunderbird history at the time, and finished sixth in the nation in receptions per game
  • He also excelled as a return specialist and during his junior year finished seventh in the country in punt return average


  • Sandy, Utah


  • LDS mission to Riverside, California
  • He and his wife Holly are the parents of three children, Sefesi, Cayson and Emerson

BYU Hall of Fame