Lance Hunsaker, a third-year Ute graduate assistant, has worked with the "stud" linebackers since 2004. Hunsaker began his employment at Utah in 2003 as a defensive administrative assistant. His other coaching experience includes an internship with the Dallas Cowboys.
Hunsaker was a reserve linebacker for two years at Southern Utah (1998-99) before finishing his collegiate career as a defensive end. In his final two seasons, he tallied 26 tackles, six tackles for loss, two sacks and an interception. He played in all 11 games as a senior, starting 10.
The 28-year old native of Yorktown, Ind., is the son of former Utah Valley State head basketball coach Dick Hunsaker. He graduated with a degree in advertising from Southern Utah in 2001 and is currently pursuing a master's degree in sport psychology at Utah. He is married to the former Ami Schoemig. They have a baby girl Lauren.