GLENDALE -- Tom Holmoe, who starred as a member of the Crescenta
Valley High football team and won four Super Bowl championships with the
San Francisco 49ers, was named Associate Athletics Director for
Development at Brigham Young University on Thursday.
Holmoe, who played defensive back at CV and was named the Pacific
League’s Defensive Player of the Year in 1977, previously coached at the
University of California before he chose to return to BYU. The
42-year-old Holmoe served as a team captain during the 1977 season at CV
and went to BYU before being chosen in the fourth round of the 1983
National Football League draft by San Francisco.
The former BYU defensive back played seven years in the NFL before he
recently completed a 12-year coaching career in college football and the
Holmoe, who played defensive back at BYU from 1978-82 and was part of
five Western Athletic Conference championship squads, will be responsible
in overseeing fund-raising efforts for BYU’s men’s and women’s athletic
departments. He will supervise the university’s Cougar Club and the
capital campaign for athletic facilities.
After Holmoe completed his undergraduate work and playing career, he
went on to serve as a graduate assistant coach under LaVell Edwards on
BYU’s football team in 1990 and 1991. He earned his bachelor’s degree at
BYU in zoology in 1983 and received a master’s degree from BYU in
athletic administration in 1995.
He led the Western Athletic Conference with seven interceptions as a
sophomore in 1980 and earned first-team All-WAC honors as a senior in
After he retired as a player, Holmoe returned to BYU as a graduate
assistant coach. He then became the secondary coach at Stanford
University under Coach Bill Walsh in 1992. Holmoe returned to the NFL in
1994 and picked up his fourth Super Bowl ring as the 49ers defensive
Holmoe accepted a position at California as the defensive coordinator
in 1996 and then became the school’s head coach from 1997 until he
resigned after this past season.