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ASU football promotes Adam Breneman to tight ends coach

ASU football head coach Herm Edwards interviews with Doug & Wolf on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station on Feb. 10, 2020. (Matt Layman/Arizona Sports)

The Arizona State football program announced Friday that offensive graduate assistant Adam Breneman has been promoted to an assistant coaching role for tight ends.

“One of my responsibilities as a football coach is to develop young coaches in the profession,” head coach Herm Edwards said in a statement. “I am pleased to be able to promote Adam to the position of tight ends coach.

“Adam is one of the brightest young coaches in our business. He’s very smart and super enthusiastic. He’s proven to be a tireless recruiter, which is a relationship-based area. Adam will be a tremendous addition to our full-time staff.”

Breneman, who will turn 26 years old in March, was named to 247 Sports’ top 30 coaches under 30 this past September.

A tight end himself, Breneman played two years at Penn State (2013, 2015) and then transferred to UMass (2016-17). He accumulated 1,572 yards and 12 touchdowns in his final two years of college. A knee injury led Breneman to retire as a player in 2018.

“I’d like to thank coach Herm Edwards and (offensive coordinator) Zak Hill for the opportunity to be an assistant coach at Arizona State University,” Breneman said in ASU’s announcement of his promotion. “I am excited to help develop the young men in our program and recruit the best student-athletes in the nation to play for Arizona State.”

Breneman joined ASU’s staff before the 2019 season and previously worked in sports media and political consulting.

The Sun Devils did not have an assistant tight ends coach last year when Breneman joined the team as a grad assistant. After his promotion, they fill that role with a full-time coach.

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