Robert Anae is the offensive coordinator for the University of Virginia football team.

Robert Anae
Current position
TitleOffensive coordinator
Biographical details
Born (1958-12-21) December 21, 1958 (age 61)
Laie, Hawaii
Playing career
Position(s)Center, Offensive guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1986–1987Hawaii (GA)
1990–1991BYU (GA)
1992–1995Ricks College (OL)
1996Boise State (OL)
1997UNLV (OL)
2000–2004Texas Tech (OL)
2005–2010BYU (OC/IWR)
2011Arizona (RGC/OL)
2012Arizona (OL)
2013–2015BYU (AHC/OC/IWR)
2016–presentVirginia (OC/IWR)
Accomplishments and honors
Mountain West Conference (2006)


Early life and playing careerEdit

Anae is of Samoan descent and grew up in Laie, Hawai'i before graduating from Kahuku High School.[1] He served as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Tulsa, Oklahoma from 1978 to 1980. He attended Brigham Young University (BYU) and played on the BYU Cougars football team, switching from center to offensive guard. He was part of the 1984 National Championship team, and also played in the Holiday Bowl each year from 1981 to 1984, as part of four Western Athletic Conference championship squads at BYU. Anae was second-team All-Western Athletic Conference as a senior and played in the Hula Bowl before being drafted in the third round of the 1985 USFL Draft by the New Jersey Generals.[2]

Coaching careerEdit

Anae began as offensive line coach at University of Hawaii in 1986 and continued through the next year. He came back to BYU for 1990 and 1991 as an offensive line graduate assistant and followed up at Ricks College from 1992 through 1995 as its offensive line coach. He coached offensive line at Boise State University in 1996, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) in 1997 and 1998, and Texas Tech University from 2000 to 2004. In 2005, he returned to BYU where he served as offensive coordinator until his resignation Dec. 30, 2010.[3][4] Anae served the 2011-12 season as the offensive line coach and running game coordinator at the University of Arizona, under head coaches Mike Stoops and Rich Rodriguez.[5][6] In January 2013, Anae returned to BYU as the offensive coordinator.[7]

On December 9, 2015, Anae announced that he had accepted the offensive coordinator position at the University of Virginia, following former BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall who had been appointed the university's new head football coach.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

Anae's father, Famika, and brothers, Brad and Matt, also played for BYU. His son, Famika, was a BYU offensive lineman before ending his career due to injures in 2012.[9]


  1. ^ Wagner, Bill (25 December 2017). "Coaching connections between Navy and Virginia staffs run deep". Capital Gazette. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Robert Anae Staff Bio". BYU. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
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  9. ^ Call, Jeff (January 4, 2013). "BYU football: Anae returning to Cougars as offensive coordinator". Archived from the original on April 27, 2015. Retrieved April 27, 2015.

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