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SAM

BENNETT

GRADUATE ASSISTANT - OFFENSE

Sam Bennett joined

the Sun Devil

football as an

offensive graduate

assistant after

serving in a similar

position at Rice

University the last

two seasons.

Bennett joined the Rice football program after

working in private business for one year. He

coached football, basketball and track at Scoggins

Middle School in Frisco for one year after

graduating from Texas Tech in December of 2010.

The son of former SMU head coach and current

Baylor defensive coordinator Phil Bennett, Sam

Bennett was a two-year letterman at SMU as a

deep snapper, earning All C-USA Freshman honors

in 2006.

He graduated from Highland Park High School in

Dallas, Texas, where he was a starter on the Scots'

15-0 state championship squad. He played on the

offensive line, blocking for future Detroit Lions

quarterback Matthew Stafford as well as handling

the deep snapping chores.

GRAHAM

CRAIG

GRADUATE ASSISTANT – OFFENSE

Graham Craig

joined the Sun

Devil football

program as a

graduate assistant

in 2016. In his role

Craig will primarily

assist ASU’s

offensive coaches.

Craig came to ASU from Samford University

where he assisted with offensive quality control.

Prior to pursuing his coaching career, Craig

was an offensive standout at quarterback for

LaGrange College (LaGrange, Georgia). A two-

year starter, Craig threw for 6,517 yards and 56

touchdowns while completing 63 percent of his

passes in 19 career games. In 2013 Craig was

one of 10 finalists for Gagliardi Trophy, which

is given to the most outstanding football player

in NCAA Division III. That season he set or tied

20 school game and season records and tied or

broke seven USA South conference game and

season records.

Craig earned his B.S. degree in accounting from

LaGrange and his MBA from Samford.

ANDREW

SEUMALO

GRADUATE ASSISTANT - DEFENSE

Andrew Seumalo

enters his first

year as a

defensive graduate

assistant with the

Sun Devils after

working as a

student assistant

coach and

graduate assistant coach from 2014-2015 at

Oregon State University.

At OSU, he worked closely with coaches, assisted

in recruiting efforts, evaluated prospects, and met

with players for film review and error correction.

In addition, Seumalo controlled scout teams for

defense, led scout team meetings, and provided

feedback regarding in-game execution, personnel

performances, and offensive tendencies.

In 2013, he coached and played for the Fujitsu

Frontiers in the Japan X League. He was

responsible for coaching the defensive line on

technique and fundamentals and assisted with

game planning and preparation.

Seumalo was a standout member of the Oregon

State University football team for five years and

was a team captain as a senior. Originally a walk-

on, he earned a scholarship and graduated in

2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. The

2012 OSUFPA Man of Excellence Award Winner,

he participated in 2012 NCAA Career in Sports

Forum, earned 2012 Pac-12 Honorable Mention

honors and was a three-time member of the

Pac-12’s All-Academic team, including a 2012

All-Academic Second Team member.

A native of Honolulu, Hawaii, he is the son of

ASU’s current defensive line coach, Joe Seumalo.

JARRED

HOLLEY

GRADUATE ASSISTANT - DEFENSE

Jarred Holley

enters his second

season as a

graduate assistant

with the Sun

Devils after a

productive playing

career at Pitt.

Holley, who will help coach the safeties this

season, was a four-year starter at defensive

back for the Panthers. Holley, who played for

Todd Graham at Pitt, was a two-time All-Big East

selection at safety and also a two-time Big East

All-Academic selection.

Holley finished his career with 11 interceptions

and over 200 career tackles. He earned

his bachelor’s degree in communication

and participated in the Pittsburgh Steelers

rookie camp.

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