Eric Yarber Named ASU's Wide Receivers Coach
Dec. 28, 2006
TEMPE, Ariz. -
Eric Yarber has been named
Yarber is reunited with Erickson, with whom he has coached for seven season's during Erickson's tenures with the
He also played for Erickson during his college career at the
Yarber spent the 2005 and 2006 seasons as the
Yarber coached the 49ers' wide receivers in 2003 and 2004 under Erickson, guiding Pro Bowler Terrell Owens to a 1,000-yard season in his first year.
Yarber also played an integral part in the development of rookie wide receiver Brandon Lloyd, who led the team with a 15.1-yard average per catch in 2004.
Yarber was also a member of Erickson's staff at
He coached the receivers for three seasons after switching from running backs coach following the 1999 season. During Yarber's tenure, the Beavers sent two receivers to the NFL in 2000, as Chad Johnson was a second-round selection of
Yarber's coaching career began at his alma mater,
A 12th-round draft pick out of
While playing for Erickson at the
He graduated from
Yarber joins fellow assistant coaches Craig Bray, Jamie Christian, Dan Cozzetto, Rich Olson, Al Simmons, Gregg Smith and
Another hire on Coach Erickson's staff will be announced once it is approved by ASU's Human Resources Department.