Filimoeatu is one 56 FBS assistant coaches out of a national pool of 1,500 to be nominated.
San Jose State turns its focus to a Mountain West divisional championship.
Four of the new assistant football coaches are under 30 years old.
Filimoeatu (Fee-lee-moe-ee-ah-tu) entered the coaching profession after completing his playing career as a linebacker and special teams player for the 2014 Oakland Raiders.
A dynamic college player, he played in a post-season game in each of his four seasons. Filimoeatu helped Mount San Antonio College win the 2009 and 2010 California Community College state championship. He was a 2010 community college All-America and the state’s Defensive Player of the Year for the 71 football-playing schools.
Filimoeatu transferred to Utah State and was a two-year starting linebacker/defensive end for the Aggie teams that played in the 2011 and 2012 Famous Idaho Potato Bowls and won the 2012 Western Athletic Conference championship. He finished his college career at the 2012 Casino Del Sol College All-Star Game.
Raised in Montclair, Calif., the 2012 Utah State graduate was an interdisciplinary studies major with an emphasis in sociology and physical education.
He and his wife, Hailey, reside in San Jose. As Hailey Froton, she was a two-time all-conference softball outfielder and first baseman for Utah State. One of the top players in school history, her 132 career RBIs remain a school record heading after the 2017 season.
Bojay Filimoeatu facts
Born December 6, 1989 in West Valley City, Utah
2017 San Jose State University linebackers coach
2016 Oregon State University quality control coach/inside linebackers
2012 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (player)
2011 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (player)