After one season as a Utah administrative assistant, Nick Alaimalo moved into a graduate assistant role last spring. Alaimalo (pronounced al-uh-ih-mal-oh), who assists Dennis Erickson with the running backs, served as his administrative assistant in 2010 at Arizona State.
Alaimalo played running back at El Camino College in 2004 and at New Mexico Highlands from 2005-07, where he also played linebacker. After college, he played fullback and linebacker for the New Mexico Wildcats of the Arena Indoor Football Association.
Alaimalo has a bachelor's degree in business (2008) and a master's degree in human resource management (2009) from New Mexico Highlands. He is now in graduate school at Utah in the educational psychology program.
Alaimalo and his wife Joi have a daughter Kaleah. The native of Carson, Calif., was born Aug. 25, 1986.