Pua was an outstanding player for the Bulldogs on the offensive line before moving to Southwestern Oklahoma State for the 1997 and 1998 seasons. He is in his 15th year as a coach at Hancock. Four offensive lineman from Hancock’s 2017 league champion team signed football scholarships to four-year universities. Pua played two years in the Arena Football League. He attended Samoana High School in American Samoa. Pua and his wife, Candy, have four children.