Abraham Elimimian enters his second year with the Mustangs as the Defensive Graduate Assistant. At SMU, his duties include assisting the defensive secondary.
In 2010, Elimimian helped lead SMU defensive backs Chris Banjo and Richard Crawford to All-Conference honors.
In 2009, he served as the Defensive Coordinator for Crenshaw High School, helping guide the Cougars to a 14-1 record, a Los Angeles City Championship and to the Open State California State Championship game. Under his tutelage, six players earned Division I scholarships. These players included De' Anthony Thomas (Oregon), Hayes Pullard (USC), Greg Ducree (Washington), Marcus Andrews (San Diego State), Clint Floyd (Arizona State), and Noel Grigsby (San Jose State).
Prior to coaching, Elimimian played professionally for NFL Europe's Amsterdam Admirals in 2006 and 2007. During the 2007 season, he started every game at cornerback and led the team in pass breakups. Elimimian signed with the Chicago Bears in 2006 and the San Diego Chargers in 2005.
Elimimian played college football for June Jones at Hawaii from 2001-2004. During his time there, the team went 36-17 and won two Hawaii Bowls. In 2004, he collected a Hawaii and WAC single-game record three interceptions against UTEP. Elimimian finished his career at Hawaii with 244 tackles (188 solos), 10.5 stops for losses of 37 yards, five fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles. He also deflected 42 passes and intercepted twelve others for 58 yards in returns. At the time of his graduation, Elimimian was second all-time in interceptions at Hawaii. He was also a starter in the 2005 Senior Bowl.
Elimimian is working on a Master's degree in liberal arts at SMU. He graduated from Hawaii in 2004 with a degree in political science and a minor in speech. His younger brother, Solomon, also played at Hawaii and was a member of the 2007 team that went 12-1 and played in the Sugar Bowl. He is now the starting linebacker for the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League.
Bowl Games as a player 2005 Senior Bowl North vs. South (won) 2004 Hawaii vs. UAB (won) 2003 Hawaii vs. Houston (won) 2002 Hawaii vs. Tulane (loss)