Wide receivers coach brings big game experience to the football program.
Arizona State University head football coach Todd Graham, who completed his full-time coaching staff Friday with the appointment of Larry Porter, today announced his full-time assistant coaching organizational chart and responsibilities list.
DelVaughn Alexander has been named an assistant coach for Sun Devil football, head coach Todd Graham has announced.
DelVaughn Alexander enters his second season as an assistant coach at Arizona State University.
Before joining ASU, Alexander spent five seasons with the Wisconsin Badgers, coaching wide receivers. While with the Badgers, Alexander was a part of two Big 10 championships and made five bowl appearances, including the last two Rose Bowls. No stranger to the Pac-12, Alexander has coached at both Oregon State and USC.
While at Wisconsin, Alexander saw the Badgers offense turn in some of the most prolific passing seasons in program history. During the 2011 season, Wisconsin passed for 3,280 yards, the highest total in school history. All-Big 10 receiver Nick Toon led the team with 64 catches for 926 yards and 10 scores. His 926 yards is the fifth-highest total in school history. Toon leaves Madison with the third-most receiving yards in school history and the fifth-most touchdown receptions. In 2009 UW passed for the fourth-highest yardage total in school history (2,770 yards).
Prior to his tenure at Wisconsin, Alexander served as the running backs coach, assistant travel coordinator, assistant special teams coordinator and NCAA rules representative at the University of San Diego from 2005 to 2006 under then-coach Jim Harbaugh. The 2005 USD offense led the nation and the Toreros won their conference title.
Alexander spent the 2003 and 2004 seasons in Corvallis, coaching the Oregon State wide receivers and acting as the recruiting coordinator for the Beavers. OSU placed wide receivers on the All-Pac-10 First Team during each of his two seasons with the Beavers. He arrived at Oregon State after coaching wide receivers and quarterbacks at UNLV from 2000 to 2002. He was also the passing game coordinator for the Rebels in 2000 and 2001. Alexander-coached players earned first-team All-Mountain West accolades in each of his three years there. He also coached at UNLV in 1998.
Alexander spent 15 months (March 1999 to July 2000) with the San Diego Chargers as a senior offensive assistant (running backs) and also had responsibilities with quality control, video analysis, opponent summaries and self scout.
Alexander began his coaching career in 1995, working as a graduate assistant at his alma mater, USC. Alexander lettered in football and track at USC and earned a bachelor's degree in social sciences / history in 1995. He played for two bowl-winning teams (1992 Freedom Bowl and 1994 Cotton Bowl) and has coached for five bowl-winning squads (1996 Rose Bowl, 2000 and 2003 Las Vegas Bowls and 2004 Insight.com Bowl, 2009 Champs Sports Bowl).
A native of Los Angeles, Alexander's family includes his wife, Star, and children: Jerome (J.D.), Jalen and Julian.