Sun Devil Donnie O'Neal Joins ASU Athletic Department Staff

Oct. 13, 2005

Arizona State University has announced that former football player Donnie O'Neal has been named Sun Angel Foundation Assistant Director. As Assistant Director, O'Neal's primary role will be to raise funds to support scholarships and other academic services. In addition, O'Neal will help develop and oversee corporate sponsorship packages and fulfillment. He will also work on numerous development strategies to help build the Sun Angel annual fund.

A former wide receiver, O'Neal was a two-year letterwinner. During the 2000 and 2001 season, he recorded 84 receptions and 11 touchdowns.Upon earning his B.I.S. in education and sociology from ASU in December of 2001, O'Neal worked in Tianjin, China as a project leader at the Jinying School Board in preparation for a new international school. While in Tianjin, O'Neal taught an American Culture class at the Tianjin University of Finance and Economics.

O'Neal returned to ASU in July 2003. After serving a year as a graduate assistant sports performance coach, he was promoted to an assistant coach in July 2004. As an assistant coach, he trained student-athletes in strength and conditioning techniques that enhance athletic performance.

In November of 2004, O'Neal became the new Assistant Development Officer for Presidential Prospects and worked as a project leader for Presidential cultivation related to ASU football and basketball. He was also part of the group that started and now oversees the Fulton Challenge.

O'Neal was promoted to Assistant Director of the President's Club in April of 2005 where he raised discretionary funds for the President. In this position he also served as a project leader for Presidential cultivation related to ASU football and basketball.

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