Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday

Year in Coaching: 27th

Year at Arizona: Second

Robert Anae joined the Arizona staff in January 2011 and was re-hired by Rich Rodriguez in December 2012 as UA's offensive line coach. A 20-year Division I coaching veteran, he brought extensive experience with the spread attack from stints at BYU and Texas Tech.

Anae was offensive coordinator and inside receivers coach at BYU from 2005-10 and has a strong background in offensive football as a former BYU player under LaVell Edwards and five years spent in Lubbock, Texas, on Mike Leach's staff from 2000-04. Anae was a Frank Broyles Award nominee for Assistant Coach of the Year in 2003 with Texas Tech and in 2011 with Arizona.

Anae began his coaching career as a graduate assistant working with the offensive line at Hawaii in 1986-87, working Dick Tomey's final season in Honolulu before he took the Arizona job. He then was a grad assistant for a pair of years at BYU in 1990 and 1991 before coaching the offensive line at Ricks College in Idaho from 1992-95. He coached at Boise State and UNLV before joining the Tech staff.

He was born in Lai'e on Hawaii's north shore and is a graduate of Kahuka High School. He served a Mormon mission stateside in Tulsa, Okla. He graduated from BYU in 1986, earned a master's degree in sociology from BYU in 1990 and a doctorate from Brigham Young in 1999 while serving as an assistant director in the BYU student-athlete center and NCAA Life Skills director. He is Arizona's first-ever football coach with a doctoral degree.

Anae and his wife, Liane, have two sons, Famika and Max, and a daughter, Penny. Famika is currently an offensive lineman at BYU. Anae's father, Famika, and brothers, Brad and Matt, also played football for BYU. Anae's father also had a 22-year coaching career at Kahuka High School.

Anae's Coaching History
2011Arizona, offensive line
2005-10BYU, offensive line/inside receivers
2000-04Texas Tech, offensive line
1998UNLV, offensive line/running game coordinator
1997UNLV, offensive line
1996Boise State, offensive line
1992-95Ricks College, offensive line
1990-91BYU, graduate assistant
1986-87Hawaii, offensive line
Anae in the Bowls
2010New Mexico Bowl, BYU coordinator
2009Las Vegas Bowl, BYU coordinator
2008Las Vegas Bowl, BYU coordinator
2007Las Vegas Bowl, BYU coordinator
2006Las Vegas Bowl, BYU coordinator
2005Las Vegas Bowl, BYU coordinator
2004Holiday Bowl, Texas Tech assistant
2003Houston Bowl, Texas Tech assistant
2002Tangerine Bowl, Texas Tech assistant
2001Alamo Bowl, Texas Tech assistant
2000Gallery Furniture Bowl, Texas Tech assistant
1992-95Real Dairy Bowl, Ricks College assistant
1991Holiday Bowl, BYU Graduate assistant
1984Holiday Bowl, BYU player
1983Holiday Bowl, BYU player
1982Holiday Bowl, BYU player
1981Holiday Bowl, BYU Player
Robert Anae File
HometownLai'e, Hawaii
High SchoolKahuka
CollegeBYU, 1986
Master'sHawaii, 1990
DoctorateBYU, 1999
Playing CareerBYU, 1981-84, offensive line
FamilyWife, Liane; Children, sons Famika and Max, daughter Penny
Recruiting AreasSouthern California, Inland Empire, American Samoa, Hawaii, Utah, Washington