David Aoyagi is entering his second season as an assistant coach of the CMS football team in 2023, where he coaches the defensive line.
In 2022, Aoyagi was part of a defensive coaching staff that led a unit which allowed just 9.2 points and 211.9 yards per game (including only 62.0 rushing yards) and did not allow a touchdown in five of their nine contests. CMS ranked seventh in the country in total defense and scoring defense, 18th in pass efficiency defense, and 22nd in passing yards allowed.
Defensive end Joey Asta was also a two-time National Team of the Week selection and was chosen to the All-SCIAC first team, while defensive tackle Tyson-Jay Saena earned a spot on the second team. Defensive end Michael Houk, meanwhile, captured the SCIAC Newcomer of the Year Award, helping CMS record 25 quarterback sacks on the year.
Aoyagi joined the Stags after spending one season at Bowdoin College, where he coached safeties. Previously, he worked at Blinn College in Texas, where was the redshirt program coordinator and defensive backs coach.
Aoyagi also has some Division I experience under his belt after spending one year as the defensive backs quality control coach at Oregon State University, as well as extensive experience at the high school level. Aoyagi totaled 14 seasons as a high school football coach in both Arizona and Hawaii, building experience on both sides of the ball, working nine seasons as an offensive coordinator and five as a defensive coordinator.
In his final high school stint, he spent four seasons as defensive coordinator for the Marcos De Niza High School football team in Tempe, Arizona, helping his team make the playoffs all four years, including an appearance in the state championship in 2015.
Aoyagi is a graduate of Weber State University, where he graduated with a degree in physical education.