Arizona State football wasted little time finding the new leader of their offense after Zak Hill resigned from the offensive coordinator position on Thursday.
Long-time college and NFL assistant Glenn Thomas will take over coordinator duties as well as be the team’s quarterback coach.
Thomas most recently held the same position at UNLV in the 2020 & 2021 seasons.
The Rebels ranked 119th in total offense in 2021.
Last year, UNLV running back Charles Williams ranked 16th in the nation with 105.1 rushing yards per game.
Prior to his stint in Las Vegas, Thomas was the co-offensive coordinator at Baylor, where he helped oversee Charlie Brewer’s development. In Brewer’s three years in Waco, he threw 69 touchdowns and was a 2019 Davey O’Brien semifinalist. Thomas also coached under Matt Rhule at Temple, where the team posted back-to-back 10-win seasons.
Before that, Thomas was on the Atlanta Falcons’ coaching staff for seven years, with three of them being as quarterback coach. In Thoomas’ three years as quarterback coach, Matt Ryan eclipsed 4,500 yards and 26 touchdowns each year.
A top priority for Thomas and new offensive analyst and Super Bowl champion Brian Billick will be to get the most out of Jayden Daniels in his fourth year as the starting quarterback. Thomas will be Daniels’ third offensive coordinator since coming to Tempe.
Thomas takes over the offense after Zak Hill resigned due in part to the NCAA investigation looking into potential recruiting violations within the football program. Hill ran the offense for two years, and the Sun Devils ranked 75th in the nation in total yards in 2021.