The Arizona State Sun Devils have tabbed Arizona Christian head coach Donnie Yantis to be their new recruiting coordinator, according to multiple reports.
Az Christian HC Donnie Yantis to take job at Arizona State. Jeff Bowen is new HC at ACU. Congrats to both men!— Jason Jewell (@jason247scout) April 12, 2016
As we reported earlier in the Huddle, ACU coach @donnieyantis is set to join ASU as its new on-campus recruiting coordinator.— Devils Digest (@DevilsDigest) April 12, 2016
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.
Very smart hire of @donnieyantis as ASU on-campus recruiting coordinator. NAIA Region 5 COY, great local knowledge/resources/relationships— SunDevilSource.com (@SunDevilSource) April 12, 2016
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.