Steve Kaufusi, born Sitiveni P. Kaufusi in Nuku’alofa, Tonga, is a former professional football defensive lineman. He played for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1988 to 1990. He also played football for Brigham Young University (defensive lineman) from 1985 to 1987 and Dixie College.
After playing pro football, Kaufusi attended graduate school at the University of Utah and started his college coaching career with the University of Utah Utes. He returned to his alma mater as defensive line coach, a position he held from 2002 to January 2018.
His wife, Michelle, is mayor of Provo, Utah. They are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.