BYU football names Jack Damuni director of player personnel

Jack Damuni was hired as the BYU football program’s director of player personnel, reported Wednesday. Damuni will also serve as the on-campus recruiting coordinator.

Damuni graduated from BYU with a degree in sociology and played strong safety under LaVell Edwards from 1993-1994. He is remembered for his two interception game against Utah in 1993.

Before returning to BYU, Damuni worked as a teacher and assistant fo…

Former BYU gymnast comes full circle as new gymnastics head coach

Former Cougar gymnast and silver-medal Olympian Guard Young has returned to BYU as head coach of the women’s gymnastics team.

“I love gymnastics with every bit of my body,” Young said.

Young spent his entire life surrounded by gymnastics and became a member of the BYU men’s gymnastics team in 1996. He had his own key to the gym to work out — it didn’t matter if coaches were there or not. Young’s passion and dedication helped him win six All-American awards and two NCAA National Champio…

Cougarettes celebrate 70 years of "sisterhood"

Much has happened in the last 70 years. In 1946, gas was 21 cents a gallon, a postage stamp was three cents, LaVell Edwards was about to turn 16, and the Cougarettes were formed.

In the words of Cougarettes head coach Jodi Maxfield, the Cougarettes were originally “just a club that gave women something to do.”

The team has come a long way since the days of long skirts and bobby socks. A force to be reckoned with, the Cougarettes have won 15 national championships.

But while the unif…

Identical twin athletes bring 'Monteverde game face' to BYU indoor track season

Alyssa Monteverde-Dalton leaps through the 60m hurdles in a mere 8.28 seconds at the New Mexico Classic over the weekend. She ran the fourth-fastest 60m hurdle in BYU history.

If one runner’s athleticism in the family wasn’t enough, her identical twin sister and teammate holds a BYU record too.

Anginae Monteverde has the second-highest pole vault in BYU history with a mark of 4.27 meters (14 feet).

“They can be very charming and fun,” BYU head coach Ed Eyestone said about the Montev…

Cougars break indoor track records in New Mexico

Several BYU track and field athletes had record-breaking performances at the New Mexico Classic Invitational over the weekend.

Alyssa Monteverde-Dalton moved up to fourth on the BYU all-time list with time of 8.28 in the 60-meter hurdles.

“She looked really good. It was the fourth all-time mark in BYU history and she looked excellent. She’s just running a whole new level now. She’s competed extremely well,” head coach Ed Eyestone said.

Her twin sister Anginae almost cleared 14’1″ in…