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Arizona State announces Boise State’s Zak Hill as next OC

Boise State offensive coordinator Zak Hill looks on as Quarterback Brett Rypien warms up prior to the start of the Boise State Broncos spring game on April 9, 2016 at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Loren Orr/Getty Images)

Arizona State hired former Boise State offensive coordinator Zak Hill to serve the same role with the Sun Devils, the school announced in a release on Saturday.

On Friday, 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s John Gambadoro reported that ASU made Hill an offer and he was expected to take the job.

Hill has been in charge of quarterbacks at Boise State since he arrived in 2016. He became the lone offensive coordinator in 2017, and the Broncos finished in the top-25 in yards per game and points per game that year.

Before his stop in Boise, Idaho, Hill spent a brief stint with Hawaii at the end of the 2015 season after a run at Eastern Washington as passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach from 2009-2015.

The offensive coordinator position for the Sun Devils was open after Herm Edwards announced on Dec. 1 the team would not retain offensive coordinator Rob Likens.

Likens had been part of the Arizona State coaching staff since 2016. He was one of the remaining members of former head coach Todd Graham’s staff.

Arizona State finished 94th nationally in scoring offense this year, averaging 25.2 points per game.

The school also announced that former Sun Devil wide receiver Derek Hagan would be promoted to a full time assistant coach.

Hagan was a 2015 Sun Devil Hall of Fame inductee and finished his college career with 258 receptions and 3,939 receiving yards. Both stats rank first and second, respectively, in Pac-12 history.

ASU also introduced Prentice Gill as a new offensive assistant coach and assistant recruiting coordinator.

Gill held a similar position with the Oregon Ducks in 2019.

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