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How Much Does Kalani Sitake Make? Meet Wife And Family

By Aayushree Chaulagain | September 30, 2022 02:28 AM

Brigham Young University's football coach: Kalani Sitake
Brigham Young University's football coach: Kalani Sitake( Source : kslsports )

The American football coach Kalani Sitake's net worth is approximately $10 million. He makes most of his fortune from his career as a football coach.

Kalani Sitake is the current head coach of the college football team BYU Cougars football. The cougars, coached by Sitake, represent Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, in various collegiate football competitions. 

Sitake has proved himself to be invaluable to BYU. The BYU coach has been coaching the team since 2015 and has provided indispensable input to the BYU team.

In 2021, despite BYU's reputation for underpaying its coaches and instructors in the past. It has signed a new, unprecedented contract with Sitake that will take him with BYU up to the 2025 season.

Following the contract, Sitake is expected to get a pay raise. Sitake roughly earns around $1.5-2 million per win. 

Kalani Sitake is happily married to his wife, Timberly Sitake. They have been together for almost 20 years. The couple is blessed with four children- three daughters and a son.

Quick Facts about Kalani Sitake

Full NameKalani Sitake
Date of Birth10 October, 1975
Age46 years
Place of BirthNuku'alofa, Tonga
OccupationHead Coach
Sports TeamBYU Cougars football
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseTimberly Sitake
Children4 (Saide,Skye, Kelaokalani and Sylvia)

How much does Kalani make as the Head Coach at BYU?

Kalani Sitake signed a contract extension with BYU on August 31, 2021. While the contract's financial terms between Kalani and the college were not released, we can be sure that he is getting paid a lot more than he did previously.

The BYU football coach- Sitake, is paid $181,818 per win as of 2022. They could have doubled his salary, and it will still not be around the salary other coaches get.

Sitake's salary at BYU is roughly ballparked to be $1 million. Still and all, no one knows the specific number. And despite that, BYU has a complete steal with Sitake as they still don't have to pay the coach as much as other high-profile coaches.

Although after BYU announced a new, unprecedented contract with the coach in 2021, fans are hoping that he has gotten a significant raise and they don't adhere to those underpaying practices anymore. Fans believe it's better late than never.

Kalani Sitake at a press conference as the head coach of BYU
Kalani Sitake at a press conference as the head coach of BYU ( Source : vanquishthefoe )

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All About Kalani Sitake

Sitake was born Kelaokalani Fifita Sitake on October 10, 1975, to parents Eseta Vaetolufatu and Tomasi Vaetolufatu. He was born and raised for a few years in Nukuʻalofa, Tonga.

Later, when Sitake was still a child, his family emigrated to the United States and started their lives in Laie, Hawaii.

Sitake went to high school in Kirkwood, Missouri. He has a Bachelor's Degree in English from Brigham Young University.

BYU football coach Kalani Sitake  during Jim Rome's show on APR 4, 2018.
BYU football coach Kalani Sitake during Jim Rome's show on APR 4, 2018. ( Source : footballscoop )

The athlete served as a volunteer Representative for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LSD Church).

The football head coach started his career as Defensive Backs & Special Teams Coach in Eastern Arizona College while also playing as a footballer for Cincinnati Bengals.

Later, he played as offensive Line and Tight end coach for Southern Utah University. He has ten years of Assistant head coach for the University of Utah Athletics.
In 2014, he joined Oregon State University as assistant head coach and defensive coordinator.

Kalani Sitake's Professional Career

At the very start of his career, in the 2001 season, he worked with Eastern Arizona College as a special teams coordinator and a defensive backs coach.

In 2002, Kalani returned to BYU- his alma mater, as a graduate assistant for defense. In 2003, he joined Southern Utah University as running backs and tight ends coach. 

He stayed with them till the 2004 season, where he coached the tight ends and offensive lines.

Kalani looking around the field before the start of a game
Kalani looking around the field before the start of a game ( Source : deseret )

He started working with the University of Utah in 2005. He formally became a defensive coordinator at the university in 2009.

After that, in the 2014 season, he joined Oregon State University as the team's assistant coach and team's new defensive coordinator.

Sitake joined BYU on December 19, 2015, as the new head coach of their football team. He has been with BYU ever since. He has also received a contract extension up to the 2025 season.

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Meet Kalani Sitake's wife: Timberly Sitake

Timberly Sitake is the wife of BYU head coach Kalani Sitake. Kalani and Timberly tied the knot in 2002. 

Timberly wished her husband a happy 20th anniversary this year on her Instagram by sharing a lovely picture of their wedding with her followers.

Kalani and Timberly share four lovely kids. The head coach's wife has a practical and level-headed approach to handling things.

It is admirable how she is the one who holds down the fort at Sitake's house. Timberly is a loving mother and adores her kids. For Timberly, her priority is her family. 

Timberly Sitake has a Family of Six

Kalani and Timberly with their kids: Skye, Sadie Sylvia and Kelao Kalani
Kalani and Timberly with their kids: Skye, Sadie Sylvia and Kelao Kalani ( Source : utahvalley360 )

Kalani and Timberly are proud parents to their four children. The couple's oldest daughter is Skye Sitake. Skye graduated from college this year. Their second daughter is named Sadie Sitake.

Their youngest son Kelaokalani Sitake, who is known as K.K, was twelve years old until, in January, the couple announced that Timberly was pregnant with a baby girl. Timberly gave birth to her youngest daughter, Sylvia Jo Lata, on July 17, 2022.

Kalani and Timberly's new born daughter Sylvia
Kalani and Timberly's new born daughter Sylvia ( Source : facebook )

According to KSLsports.comin February, Kalani said he was excited to welcome another child into his family. He agrees that there will be a particular age gap between their youngest child and the newborn baby (12 years), but he is ready to be a father again.

Although Kalani and his wife were initially shocked by the news, they were nothing but excited for the baby's arrival later on. He thinks that the hard times they might experience because of the newborn will be overshadowed by the good memories they will create.

Kalani Sitake's Net Worth Is In Millions

Kalani Sitake attending a press conference as the head coach of BYU football team
Kalani Sitake attending a press conference as the head coach of BYU football team ( Source : kslsports )

Kalani Sitake's net worth is around $10 million. Sitake, the first Tongan to become a collegiate football head coach, is one of the most well-paid head coaches.

Sitake makes a salary from coaching ranging from $1 million to $2 million. His earnings depend on the winning of the team and ticket sales revenue. With his real estate, it is no surprise that the head coach's net worth ranges around $10 million.

Earlier this year, Sitake listed his five-bedroom home in Corvallis, Oregon, for $549,000. According to the real estate agents in the Corvallis area, that five-bedroom home is a complete steal for any interested buyers. It shows that the head coach at BYU indeed led a luxurious life.

Some FAQs

What does Kalani Sitake do?

Kalani is the head coach of the BYU Cougars football.

What is the salary of Kalani Sitake?

Although there is no fixed figure available, his salary is ballparked around $1.5 million to $2 million.

How long was Kalani's contract with BYU extended for?

Kalani signed a contract extension for up to the 2025 season.

Who is the wife of Kalani Sitake?

Timberly Sitake is the wife of Kalani Sitake.

How many children does Kalani Sitake have?

Kalani is father to four children, Skye, Sadie, Sylvia and Kelao.