After his football career, Jeff Tufuaku tried his hand in Hollywood and the oil fields, but his alma mater kept looming in the background. He kept his network contacts fresh and when his wife returned to Southern Utah University, Jeff found a soft landing place for himself — right back on the football team. After working as the DFO for a few years, he found his way into athletic administration, working in Facilities and Operations.
In this episode, Jeff talks about his playing career, Hollywood and the oil fields, landing his DFO position, playing to his strengths of being very detail oriented, moving into his new position, his relationship with athletic director Debbie Corum, working with the second smallest budget in the Big Sky Conference, the differences between his two jobs at SUU, his primary duties in his current position, overcoming departmental communication issues, and soliciting feedback from student-athletes
photo credit: Anita Bunker – SUU Athletics
Intro Music: Surf Shimmy Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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