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.
Chip Long enters his second season on the Sun Devil coaching staff.
In his first season in Tempe, Long was instrumental in developing tight end Chris Coyle, who set the school record in single-season tight end receptions with 57 and was one touchdown shy of tying the school record for single-season tight end touchdown receptions with five.
Notables from 2012
- Coyle finished third in the nation in tight end receptions per game with 4.38
- Coyle led the team with a school-record 57 receptions and 696 receiving yards
- Coyle's 10 catches against Illinois are tied for the most in a single game by a tight end are 15th most in school history
- Coyle's 131 receiving yards against Illinois were the second most for a tight end in school history
Prior to joining the Devils, Long was the tight ends and fullbacks coach at the University of Illinois in 2010 and 2011.
Long spent two seasons as a graduate assistant at the University of Arkansas, working with tight ends.
In his first season with the Illini, Long was given the task of molding tight ends and fullbacks out of a roster that was largely designed to run the spread offense. True-freshmen Evan Wilson and Jay Prosch thrived under his tutelage, with Wilson starting 11 games at tight end and Prosch starting seven at fullback. Wilson caught 10 passes for 135 yards and two touchdowns on the season, while Prosch asserted himself as a bruising blocker, most notably opening holes for running back Mikel Leshoure's school single-game record-breaking total of 330 yards against Northwestern on Nov. 20.
At Arkansas, Long helped develop tight end D.J. Williams, who became the first semifinalist in school history for the Mackey Award in 2008. As a sophomore Williams had a record-breaking season that saw him become an All-SEC first team selection by the Associated Press and a second-team honoree by the league coaches. He finished the season as the team leader in receptions (61) and receiving yards. In 2009, Williams was again a second-team All-SEC selection by the coaches and enters 2010 as a preseason All-American.
Prior to his stint in Fayetteville, Long spent two seasons at the University of Louisville and worked with the wide receivers and quarterbacks.
A receiver and tight end for North Alabama, Long was a multi-year starter and in 2005 earned All-America, first-team All-South Region and first-team All-Gulf South Conference honors. He helped the Lions to the national NCAA Division II semifinals in 2003 and 2005.
In the summer of 2010, Long was named as the tight end for the Gulf South Conference All-Decade Team. A native of Birmingham, Ala., Long received his bachelor's degree inhistory with minors in both psychology and business administration.