Kenny Dillingham hired as Arizona State head coach

Oregon OC Kenny Dillingham has been announced as the new head coach at Arizona State. The 32-year-old is a Scottsdale-native and ASU grad who previously coached at his alma mater as an offensive analyst (2014-15).

“We are proud to announce Kenny Dillingham as our new head football coach,” AD Ray Anderson said in the release. “He brings the energy, knowledge and appreciation of our state and university that is valued by all of us. His knowledge of the current college football landscape, learned by coaching across the nation, is needed and wanted at ASU. He will care at the highest level about our state, our alumni, our former players and every single group that is important to help us win. We look forward to working with him and all Sun Devils in making his staff successful and helping our program reach our goals.”

Dillingham arrived at Oregon this past offseason after spending two years as the OC at Florida State. He’s held the same position at both Auburn and Memphis, working at the latter for three seasons after his initial stint with the Sun Devils.

“It is an honor and a privilege to be named the head coach at Arizona State University,” Dillingham said. “This is a special place to myself and my wife who is also a graduate. I truly believe the team we will build here is one that the state of Arizona and all Sun Devils can rally behind and be proud of as it will take everyone in the valley to help this program achieve the level of success it is due. I am excited to get to work and promise no one will work harder than the staff we will put together.”

 

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