BYU head football coach Kalani Sitake announced the hiring of Ben Cahoon as wide receivers coach on Wednesday morning.
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“I’m excited to announce Ben as the wide receivers coach at BYU,” Sitake said in a press release. “Ben is one of the most prolific receivers in CFL history and has a great football mind. He’s an excellent football tactician and teacher and is passionate about helping the young men in our program.”
Cahoon previously coached at BYU in 2011-2012 in the same position and played for the Cougars from 1995-1997. After playing at BYU, Cahoon went on to a historic 13-year career in the Canadian Football League. He became the CFL’s all-time receptions leader with 1,017 catches and was a two-time recipient of the CFL’s Most Outstanding Canadian award. Cahoon was inducted into the CFL Hall of Fame in 2014.
“I’m humbled and excited for the opportunity to be back at BYU,” Cahoon said. “I’m eager to work with the talented group of young men who are currently in the program and excited to hit the road and recruit athletes who will thrive in this special and unique environment.”
While Cahoon coached at BYU in 2011-2012 he mentored Cody Hoffman, who went on to become BYU’s career leader in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns.
Cahoon is from Orem, Utah, and graduated from Mountain View High School in 1990. He served a two-year LDS mission to Philadelphia and played two seasons at Ricks College (now BYU-Idaho) before coming to BYU.
Cahoon has worked as a sales representative at Arthrex, a top sports medicine company, for the past two years.