Arizona State has finalized a deal to make Oregon offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham the youngest head football coach in a Power Five conference.
The 32-year-old Phoenix becomes the head coach at the school he graduated from 10 years ago.
“We are proud to announce Kenny Dillingham as our new head football coach,” vice president of university athletics Ray Anderson said in a statement. “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.”
Arizona State fired Herman Edwards in September after a 1-2 start. The football program is also facing an NCAA investigation for alleged violations of recruiting rules committed under Edwards.
Dillingham began his coaching career at Chaparral High School in Scottsdale before being hired as an offensive analyst by then-Arizona State coach Todd Graham in 2014.
"It is an honor and privilege to be named the head coach at Arizona State University,," Dillingham said in a release. 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 it 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."