Keli'l Kekuewa (Keli'l pronounced Kay-lee-EE) enters his second season as assistant offensive line after originally joining the staff on March 11, 2020, as offensive assistant. He spent the 2019 season as Notre Dame's offensive staff as a graduate assistant.
He began his coaching career at Wake Forest (2015-16) before moving on to the University of Minnesota (2017) and Henderson State University (2018), working mainly with the offensive line and tights ends at each program.
Kekuewa played two seasons at Bowling Green, starting all 27 games during the 2012-13 seasons. An All-Mid-American Conference center, Kekuewa was a key part of the Falcons' offensive unit that averaged over 34 points per game. BGSU finished 10-4 in 2013 including a win in the MAC Championship Game over Northern Illinois and a bowl bid to the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl.
The Puna, Hawaii native was an Academic All-MAC selection in 2013. He spent his first two seasons at Arizona Western Junior College where he led the Matadors to an 11-1 record and a berth in the National Junior College Athletic Association championship game.
Born on December 2, 1992, he graduated from Bowling Green in May of 2014 with a degree in environmental studies and earned his masters in liberal studies from Wake Forest in December of 2016.