GRADUATE ASSISTANT - OFFENSE
Sam Bennett joined
the Sun Devil
football as an
serving in a similar
position at Rice
University the last
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
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.
GRADUATE ASSISTANT – OFFENSE
joined the Sun
program as a
in 2016. In his role
Craig will primarily
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
Craig earned his B.S. degree in accounting from
LaGrange and his MBA from Samford.
GRADUATE ASSISTANT - DEFENSE
enters his first
year as a
assistant with the
Sun Devils after
working as a
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.
GRADUATE ASSISTANT - DEFENSE
enters his second
season as a
with the Sun
Devils after a
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
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
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