ASU Hires Brent Myers To Coach Offensive Line

Feb. 11, 2004

TEMPE, Ariz.-Arizona State University has hired Brent Myers as offensive line coach and running game coordinator, head football coach Dirk Koetter announced Wednesday. Myers replaces Jeff Grimes, who resigned Monday for family reasons.

Myers was recently named as the offensive line coach at the University of Washington within the past month. For the past season (2003) Myers was the assistant head coach and offensive line coach at the University of Utah for head coach Urban Meyer. The Utes were 2003 Mountain West Conference Champions and played in the Liberty Bowl. Myers recruited the San Diego area for Utah. He worked for Koetter as offensive coordinator and offensive line coach for two seasons (1998-1999) at Boise State University before moving on to Washington for three seasons (2000-2002) as offensive line coach.

'We are excited and fortunate to get a coach of Brent's caliber for this position,' says Koetter. 'Brent is returning to coach for me after a four year hiatus. Brent is a proven winner, an excellent recruiter and a veteran football coach.'

Myers stint at Washington included a 2000 Pacific-10 Conference Championship and a 2001 Rose Bowl victory over Purdue. He recruited Eastern Washington, Orange County and San Diego for UW.

At Boise State, the Broncos were the 1999 Big West Conference Champions and Humanitarian Bowl Champions.

Myers also coached at Eastern Washington (1982-83 and (1985-91), Southern Illinois (1984) and Northern Arizona (1992-97). At NAU in 1996, Myers was named the national Division I-AA Offensive Coordinator of the Year when the Lumberjacks led the nation in total offense and scoring.

Myers has a master's of science degree from Eastern Washington University in 1986. He has a bachelor of arts in education degree from Eastern Washington in 1982.

'Jeff Grimes has made a move that he feels is best for his family at this time,' says Koetter. 'We wish Jeff and Sheri the best in their future endeavors.'

'This is a move I felt I had to make for my family,' says Grimes. 'It is not a negative reflection on this program. It is better for my family right now. I have a three-year old and a 22-month and they affect all of my decisions right now. I want people to know how thankful and grateful I am to Dirk for giving me this opportunity. He's the best head coach I have ever worked for and I will take the things I learned from him and apply them for the rest of my life. ASU will win because there is great leadership in place.'

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