A few weeks ago Norm Chow and the Utah Raptors organization decided to part ways, leaving a vacancy at offensive coordinator. After conducting a national search, including interviewing players on their own staff, the Raptors have announced the hiring of former Super Bowl winning offensive guard Edwin Mulitalo.
“I’m so excited about the opportunity to join this organization and I think we have a great group of guys and can turn into a great group,” Mulitalo said. “I’m looking forward to working with Ken Norton and working with many of these young offensive lineman. As a former lineman myself I believe great offense starts with the offensive line and they make everything better.”
Mulitalo actually started his coaching career at Southern Utah University as a volunteer offensive line coach and helped them win the Big Sky Conference in 2015. He was then named a full-time assistant at Southern Virginia University in 2016 and promoted to head coach just two years later. Mulitalo has lived in Utah and is a devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
“Edwin is one tough son of a gun and he’s a guy who is going to make our offense tougher and better and more physical,” head coach Ken Norton, Jr. said. “This is going to be a great partnership.”
Not long after Mulitalo’s hiring, the team announce they were not retaining the services of running back Rock Cartwright or wide receiver coach Ronald Curry. Mulitalo and Norton will search for new assistants to coach quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers over the next few weeks.