ASU coach Zak Hill resigns amid NCAA recruitment violation inquiry

By Tom Maxedon
Associated Press
Published: Friday, January 28, 2022 - 2:28pm
Updated: Friday, January 28, 2022 - 2:41pm
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A rash of resignations and firings has swept through the Arizona State University football program.

ASU offensive coordinator Zak Hill resigned Friday, the latest casualty for the coaching staff of the Sun Devils.

He’s the fourth coach to be accused of alleged recruiting violations arising from an ongoing NCAA investigation into hosting recruits on campus during a so-called COVID-19 “dead” period.

Wide receivers coach Prentice Gill and secondary coach Chris Hawkins were fired for cause, and tight ends coach Adam Breneman resigned earlier this week. They had already been placed on administrative leave before the start of the 2021 season.

Head coach Herm Edwards will keep his position for a fifth season, according to ASU.

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