Kurt Taufa'asau
Kurt Taufa'asau
Title: Assistant Head Coach, Defensive Line
Phone: (575) 624-8285
Email: taufaasau@nmmi.edu

Kurt Taufa’asau is a native of American Samoa who played for NMMI in 2009 under then head coach Jeff Lynn before returning to his alma mater in 2016 as a defensive line coach.

As a Bronco, Taufa’asau earned First Team All-Western States Football League (WSFL) honors as a defensive lineman in 2009. NMMI posted a 7-4 record that year, earning an appearance in the Central Bank Salt City Bowl where they lost 22-14 to Hutchinson Community College of Kansas. In the bowl game, Taufa’asau was credited with four tackles. 

The Broncos concluded the 2009 season ranked No. 20 in the final NJCAA National Poll. The defense ranked No. 20 in pass defense, giving up only 153.3 passing yards per game.

Taufa’asau then went to the University of Wyoming, where he played for coach Dave Christensen while earning a bachelor’s in sociology in 2012.

After graduation, he spent time in the NFL, signing with the Oakland Raiders in 2013 and on the Tennessee Titan practice squad that same year, and the Indianapolis Colts practice squad from 2014-2015.

 He was the defensive line coach at Westlake High School in Saratoga Springs, Utah in 2015.