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Brandon Sanders Named to Arizona Football Staff

Jan 21, 2021

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TUCSON, Ariz. – Arizona Head Coach Jedd Fisch continues to add to his football staff with the appointment of Wildcat alum Brandon Sanders as Coordinator of Football Alumni and High School Relations. Sanders becomes the third Arizona Football alumnus to join the staff, following Ricky Hunley and Chuck Cecil who were named assistant coaches in December.

"I want to welcome Brandon Sanders back home. We are so excited for him to be a part of bringing back the success he achieved and accomplished as a player during the days of Desert Swarm," said head coach Jedd Fisch. "Brandon reminds us daily of what it looked like during the 1990's and his ability to communicate with our NFL alumni and our high school coaches will be critical to our success as a program."

In his new role, Sanders will be a pivotal part of Arizona Football's outreach, alumni and community relations and operations. He will also work closely with the athletic department's "A-Club" for Letterwinners while supporting the program's on-campus recruiting activities and player development initiatives.

"I am honored to be given the opportunity to come home by Coach Fisch," Sanders said. "I bleed red and blue, and I am excited to help re-establish our Wildcat culture as a bridge to our football alumni and the Tucson community. The support I have received has been truly humbling, and I know Coach Tomey is looking down with that huge smile of his. I want to thank Coach Fisch and the University of Arizona for making all this possible. #ItsPersonal to me, and I am ready to work! Bear Down!"

Sanders was a two-time First Team All-Pac-10 selection as a safety for the Wildcats in 1994 and 1995 as Arizona would go on to finish the 1993 season ranked number one nationally in total defense. By the time his college career ended, Sanders ranked third in school history in pass breakups while amassing 199 total tackles, five sacks and nine interceptions in 46 career starts. He went on to play three seasons with the New York Giants of the NFL before playing in NFL Europe and the XFL.

The San Diego native has extensive coaching experience as well in both the Indoor Football League as well as the head coach of Pueblo Magnet High School in Tucson where he guided the Warriors to a pair of region titles and three state playoff appearances. Sanders won 70 percent of his regular season games at Pueblo, won regional coach of the year awards and was named 2019 Southern Arizona Coach of the Year.