Arizona State has promoted former New York Giants linebacker Antonio Pierce to sole defensive coordinator.
Pierce served as co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach alongside Marvin Lewis final season, however will now take over because the full-time coordinator. Regardless of the shuffling, Lewis will stay on workers as particular assistant to move coach Herm Edwards.
“I’m wanting ahead to this new problem and alternative to be the defensive coordinator at Arizona State,” Pierce stated in a press release, via ESPN. “I’ve realized a lot from Coach Lewis and Coach Edwards throughout my time right here and may’t wait to use that data on this new function. We’re excited in regards to the group that now we have returning and may’t wait to proceed to herald proficient Solar Devils.”
Pierce performed 9 seasons within the NFL, first with the Washington Redskins (2001-04) earlier than signing with the Giants as a free agent in 2005. He was a Professional Bowler in 2006 and an integral piece of the Giants’ Tremendous Bowl XLII championship group.
In 124 profession video games, Pierce recorded 691 tackles, 9 sacks, 43 passes defensed and 7 interceptions.