Graham brings 4 assistants onboard
New Arizona State coach Todd Graham has added four assistant
coaches to his staff.
The school announced Friday that Abilene Christian head coach
Chris Thomsen, UTEP co-offensive coordinator Bob Connelly,
Washington State co-defensive coordinator Chris Ball and Mike
Norvell, a member of Graham’s staffs at Tulsa and Pittsburgh, were
joining the staff.
Graham, after one season at Pitt, was hired Wednesday to replace
Dennis Erickson, who was fired after five seasons.
Thomsen took Abilene Christian to six straight playoff berths
and was 51-21 in his seven seasons there.
Norvell spent five seasons with Graham, the last as co-offensive
coordinator at Pitt. Ball also spent time at Pitt and Alabama,
while Connelly also coached the Crimson Tide and at UCLA.