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2022 Inductees

Keith Uperesa

Keith Uperesa – Football Coach

A native of Honolulu Hawaii, Keith Uperesa graduated from Punahou High School in 1974. After graduation, Keith attended Brigham Young University where he started as a true freshman on the BYU football offensive line. He took a break from BYU to sign as a free agent with the National Football League playing for the Oakland Raiders in the 1978-79 season and the Denver Broncos from 1979-1981. Keith was injured while playing for the NFL and returned to BYU to finish his education. He earned his bachelor's degree from BYU in 1984 and his master’s degree in 1986. He also returned to the football field helping BYU advance to the Citrus Bowl in 1985 and the Freedom Bowl in 1986.

Keith Uperesa joined the football coaching staff at Snow College in 1987, spending 12 seasons as offensive line coach and special teams coordinator. In 1995, Keith became Snow College’s head football coach carrying on the tradition of football greatness at Snow. He was instrumental in compiling a 35-8 record in five seasons from 1995-1999, leading Snow to four consecutive Top 10 rankings and four straight bowl victories. Keith has had an impressive career contributing to many high-ranked football programs including Idaho State University, the University of Southern California, the University of Utah, and the University of Las Vegas. Throughout his career, Keith has never forgotten the athletes he coached at Snow College. He has an uncanny ability to remember each player by name and in turn, his players respect and honor his exemplary leadership as a coach and friend.