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Reports: ASU hires Arizona Christian HC Donnie Yantis as recruiting coordinator

Two months after Patrick Suddes departed for Auburn, ASU has found its recruiting coordinator.

James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona State Sun Devils have tabbed Arizona Christian head coach Donnie Yantis to be their new recruiting coordinator, according to multiple reports.

Yantis brings great experience in the Arizona high school scene to Tempe. In 2013, he started the Arizona Christian football program. ACU is an NAIA school with a roster comprised primarily with former Arizona high school players. After a 2-7 record in his first year, the Firestorm went 6-3 in 2015.

Prior to his time at ACU, he served as the head coach of Paradise Valley High School in the Valley for 14 seasons.

Yantis is the second former Arizona high school football coach to be hired by Arizona State in the last month as former Chaparral head coach Conrad Hamilton joined the ASU staff as a defensive analyst on April 4.