Oregon OC, ASU Alumnus Kenny Dillingham Appointed Head Soccer Coach
Sources close to the search for the Arizona State head coach told Devils Digest that Kenny Dillingham, the University of Oregon offensive coordinator, is an ASU alum and has served on the football team for about eight years. will be appointed as the next head coach of the Arizona State football team. An official announcement is expected on Sunday. Dillingham, 32, will be the youngest coach at the five power level.
Dillingham is a Scottsdale Chapparal High School graduate who also served as a Firebirds coaching staff member for six years before spending two years at ASU as an offensive analyst under Todd Graham in 2014- 15.
Dillingham has been a fifth-level offensive coordinator for four years and despite his young age he has an impressive resume. And you need look no further than this current season to see his team rank in the top 5 of the Pac-12 in every major offensive statistic category. Entering Oregon’s competition with Oregon State, the Ducks averaged more than 511 yards and over 40 points. Dillingham has also been nominated for the Broyles Award, which honors college football’s top assistant coaches.
In 2021 as OC at Florida State, Dillingham’s foul is one of the nation’s most explosive fouls, ranking 18th nationally in over 60 yards (6) and eighth. with three touchdowns over 75 yards long. The Seminoles are also among the top national teams for points in the red zone, turning their last 32 trips to the red zone into points, the second-longest streak nationally in the 2021 season. 2020, the 199.9 yards per game his unit has posted, the show’s highest since 2016 and 20th nationally among teams that have played at least nine games in 2020.
His Auburn offense in 2019 ranked 28th nationally with an average of 33.2 points per game. The Tigers also converted 90% of assets in their red zone, the third best in the SEC that season.
While he’ll need a group of veteran assistants around him, he’s a well-connected candidate with some notable and, as mentioned, resonant ASU supporters. big when alumni return home to revive a program that has fallen on hard times. It is expected that the financial support of ASU supporters not only for the football program but also for the school’s NIL effort, will increase significantly as a result of this hire.
Dillingham is earning a base salary of $1 million this year. His salary at Tempe is expected to quadruple.