Super Bowl champion Edwin Mulitalo was named head football coach at Southern Virginia University in March 2018.
Mulitalo joined the Knights' staff in 2016 under Joe DuPaix. During his first season, Ed coached the defensive line and was promoted to defensive coordinator the next season. After allowing 478 yards and 50 points per game in 2015, Mulitalo in his first year helped the Knights' defense limit opponents to less than 320 yards and 30 points per game in 2016.
Defensive improvements continued in 2017 as the Knights limited opponents' rushing yards and forced more fumbles than the previous year.
After college football at the University of Arizona, Mulitalo was drafted in 1999 by the Baltimore Ravens. He went on to play ten years in the NFL, including a Super Bowl Championship with the Ravens in the 2000-01 season.
After retiring from the NFL, and coaching the offensive line in the inaugural season at Herriman High School, Mulitalo moved with his wife and three children to the Samoan Island of Upolu where he taught and coached the Church College of Samoa rugby team to a national title. As a Polynesian-American, Mulitalo now joins Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo and Brigham Young University’s Kalani Sitake as one of three Polynesian members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to become NCAA head football coaches.
After returning from Samoa, Mulitalo joined the staff at Southern Utah University as an assistant to the offensive line coach and helped the Thunderbirds win their first Big Sky Championship Title outright.
Mulitalo was featured in 2017 by NFL Films in A Football Life.
He currently lives in Buena Vista with his beautiful wife Laura, and four children, Lima, Tupu, Lola and Milo.