EPHRAIM, Utah—Britt Maughan was named today as the new head football coach at Snow
College in Ephraim, Utah. He will take over the head coaching position immediately.
Maughan replaces Tyler Hughes who stepped down earlier this week to continue his
education full time. Hughes will remain at Snow College through the spring semester,
teaching classes and working with Maughan and the rest of the coaching staff to ensure
a smooth transition.
“I am thrilled for Britt,” said Hughes. “He has played a huge part in the success at Snow as he has been here during four of the five 11-win seasons Snow has had. I couldn’t be happier for him and (his wife) Amanda. He will do an incredible job.” Snow had 11-win seasons in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2012, as well as in 1985 when it won a National Championship.
“I am honored to become the head coach at Snow College,” Maughan said. “My wife and I love it here and we are very excited for the opportunity to continue to build upon the great tradition that has been established. I am sorry to see Coach Hughes go; he is a great friend and coach. I have enjoyed my time working with him and I know every coach and player will miss him.”
Maughan has served the past two years as Snow’s defensive coordinator. He was Snow’s linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator from 2006 through 2008. He then spent two years at the University of Utah where he coached safeties in 2009 and linebackers in 2010 while he was taking graduate level courses. In 2004 he was the running backs coach at Ben Lomond High School in Ogden, Utah, and the following year was the Scots’ offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. He started his coaching career as the line coach at his alma mater, Weber High School in Pleasant View, Utah, in 2003.
This past season, under Maughan’s direction the Snow College defense had six players named to the WSFL (Western States Football League) All Conference First Team: Ofa Hautau, Jake Miller and Thomas Bryson at defensive line; Nik Wolford at linebacker; Kapena Clark at defensive back; and Chris Van Orden as punter. Hautau was named WSFL Defensive Player of the Year, and his brother Siale Hautau, the fourth starting defensive lineman, has signed to play next year at Oregon State University. Ofa Hautau, Miller and Van Orden were named to this year’s NJCAA All-America defensive teams, as well as three Badgers who were named to the All-America offensive teams.
This year’s 11-1 Badgers were ranked No. 3 in the season final poll and led the nation in takeaways (40), sacks (67), defensive/special teams touchdowns (9) and safeties (8). In winning the inaugural Carrier Dome Bowl in Syracuse, N.Y., over ASA College of Brooklyn by a score of 47-21, Snow started drives in ASA territory seven times, while ASA never started better than at their own 34-yard line.
“We’re excited to be able to maintain the integrity of our football program with the selection of Britt as the new head coach,” said athletic director Rob Nielson. “I am confident that Britt and his staff will ensure that Snow College remains one of the top NJCAA football programs in the country.”
Maughan was born in Moab, Utah, in 1980 and graduated from Weber High School in Pleasant View, Utah, in 1997. He graduated from Utah State University with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and has done graduate work at the University of Utah. He is married to the former Amanda Munns and they have one daughter, Kaydence, who is two years old.
Founded in 1888, Snow College serves nearly 5,000 students on its Ephraim and Richfield Campuses. With a full offering of transfer and career and technical programs, Snow College is committed to meeting the needs of Central Utah and beyond.