Arizona State to introduce Herm Edwards as new coach on Monday

Aaron Brown
December 5, 2017

The move is still pending approval by the Arizona Board of Regents.

Arizona State formally introduced its new football head coach, former ESPN analyst and NFL coach Herm Edwards, on Monday morning in Tempe, Ariz.

It was reported last week that Edwards was going to take over for the Sun Devils pending an interview with Arizona State president Michael Crow.

The announcement, released on ASU's athletics website, comes after reports last week said Edwards would accept the position.

After that, Edwards jumped to the National Football League, where he was last seen as head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs back in 2008.

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Edwards, 63, last coached for a team in 2008 - he worked for the Kansas City Chiefs, but was sacked in January of 2009.

He accumulated a 54-74 record in the National Football League with four trips to the playoffs and two career playoff wins. Edwards previously coached in the National Football League with the New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs before serving as an analyst at ESPN since 2009.

Edwards, who will oversee the New Leadership Model, arrives in Tempe with a football legacy that has impacted thousands, whether as a player, coach, analyst, motivational speaker and author, or community advocate and philanthropist.

The Sun Devils fired coach Todd Graham after six seasons on November 26 and wanted to move quickly with the early-signing period for high school recruits starting December 20. He's also served as a coach for the Under Armour All-American game for the past eight years, working with some of the nation's top high school recruit. The New Leadership Model affords coordinators and assistant coaches more flexibility in how they develop student-athletes on the field, and enables Sun Devil Football to build on the "Championship Life" program already in place through the Office of Student-Athlete Development to better equip student-athletes with the tools and skills necessary to succeed in their respective future endeavors. "I am very excited and humbled to be the Arizona State head football coach".

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