UCLA football head coach Rick Neuheisel has rounded out the Bruins' coaching staff with the addition of former Oregon St. defensive end and assistant coach Inoke Breckterfield. Neuheisel noted that the endorsement of Breckterfield by Oregon St. coach Mike Riley, who Breckterfield played for in 1997 and 1998.
In his 1998, Breckterfield was named to the Pac-10 all conference first team, and the Associated Press All-American third team. Breckterfield was also voted the team MVP, won the Morris Trophy. given to the best defensive lineman in the Pac-10 as voted by the offensive linemen, selected to play in the Hula Bowl, and named Oregon State’s "Male Athlete of the Year." When Breckterfield left Oregon St. he held the school’s career records for tackles for a loss (55.5) and sacks (19.5), and is still second in both categories.
After playing 5 years in the Canadian Football league, Breckterfield worked in Hawaii for several years, then returned to Oregon St., where he was a volunteer assistant in 2006, and a a graduate assistant for Riley in 2007 and 2008.
Breckterfield has spent the last two years as a defensive line coach in the FCS Big-Sky Conference, in 2009 at Weber St., and last season at Montana.