HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Despite being the state's top player in the 1980s, Kurt Gouveia didn't get a look from the University of Hawaii because he was too small.
Instead, Norm Chow recruited him to BYU where he would win a national title in 1984. Fast forward 30 years to now, Gouveia has finally arrived in Manoa.
Hawaii News Now confirmed Sunday morning that the Waianae native and recent Polynesian Football Hall of Fame inductee is the new linebackers coach for the Rainbow Warriors.
There's no disputing his qualifications for the job from a playing standpoint.
Gouveia spent 13 years in the National Football League and won two Super Bowls with the Washington Redskins.
He fills the position formerly held by Tony Tuioti.
That wasn't the only coaching move of the weekend.
Graduate assistant Jordan Wynn has officially been promoted to quarterbacks coach.
Last season, the 23-year-old, who was Chow's former signal caller at Utah, primarily worked with the qb's and oversaw play calling duties for most of the year.