Football Hires Two Graduate Assistants

Jan. 13, 2006

TEMPE, Ariz. - Arizona State University has hired Charles Ragle and Josh Brown as graduate assistants to replace the vacancies left by Rob Snelling and Scott Huff, Head Coach Dirk Koetter announced Friday. Snelling was hired as the offensive coordinator at Butte Junior College (his alma mater) while Huff joined Boise State University as the tight ends coach, his alma mater.

Ragle, a very popular assistant coach in the Arizona high school ranks, joins the Sun Devils from Chaparral High School (Scottsdale, Ariz.) where he was the varsity defensive coordinator for the last two years. Before coaching at Chaparral, Ragle was the varsity defensive coordinator at Moon Valley High School (Phoenix, Ariz.). His coaching duties included being responsible for the entire defensive coaching staff and coaching the defensive secondary. Ragle has a B.A. in Physical Education and a minor in history from Eastern New Mexico University. Ragle will work with the offense.

Josh Brown, who will work with the Sun Devil defense, joins ASU from Foothill Junior College (Los Altos Hills, Calif.) where he was assistant defensive coordinator and special teams coordinator between 2000-2005. At Foothill JC, Brown coached the linebackers and made all the defensive calls and special teams calls during games. Brown was also an assistant coach at Gavilan Junior College (Gilroy, Calif.) in 1999 and San Luis Obispo High School (San Luis Obispo, Calif.) in 1998. Brown also played football at the University of Oklahoma in 1997. Brown has a B.A. in Sociology from San Jose State University and a M.A. in Exercise and Sport Science from New Mexico Highlands. Brown's wife Kasey is the daughter of new Arizona Rattler defensive coordinator Michael Church.

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