Sione Po’uha is in his first year at Navy coaching the defensive tackles. Po’uha comes to Navy from the University of Utah where he served as the Director of Player Development for one year and a student coach for one season.
Po’uha was an outstanding run-stopper for the New York Jets, where he played for seven years as a defensive tackle. Po’uha recorded 263 tackles in his career, including a two-year run in 2010-11 when he had 116 tackles, three sacks, a forced fumbled and five fumble recoveries while starting 30 games.
At Utah, Po’uha was named First-Team All-Mountain West in 2004 and was a third round draft pick for the Jets. After his NFL career, he returned to Utah to earn his bachelor’s degree (‘16).
Sione and his wife Keiti have two sons, Viliami and Sonasi, and two daughters, Leilani and Kesaia.