The Arizona State Sun Devils have extended head coach Herm Edwards on Monday per a statement from the school.
“We are pleased to announce this two-year contract extension for Head Football Coach Herm Edwards,” ASU Athletic Director Ray Anderson said in the statement. ”Dr. Michael Crow (ASU President) and I are extremely encouraged with the overall direction of the football program under Coach Edwards and his staff. They have built a foundation that is recruiting at unprecedented levels and we must ensure the continuation of that effort.
“This five-year commitment to Coach Edwards will demonstrate to prospective student-athletes and their parents the long-term commitment the University has toward his valued leadership. Additionally, Coach Edwards and staff have increased the win total, earned two bowl invitations, including one bowl victory, and have developed our young student-athletes at a very high level. We’ve had several freshman All-Americans in the past two years and we played 32 true and redshirt freshmen in 2019. Coach Edwards has assembled an impressive staff of coordinators, full-time assistants, consultants and analysts and has hired and developed young coaches as well, such as Sun Devil alum Derek Hagan.”
Edwards original contract was extended two years to keep him in Tempe until 2024. In his first two seasons, Edwards has gone 15-11 with a bowl win. He has also added additional star powered recruits with the school currently having 24th best class according to 247Sports rankings.
“It is an honor for myself and my family to serve as Head Football Coach at Arizona State University,” Edwards said in the statement. ”We have accomplished a lot in our first two years in Tempe and we look forward to continuing that momentum in all facets of our program. Recruiting is the lifeblood of winning college football games and we are pleased with where we are and we look forward to continued improvement.”