Former Arizona State coach Dirk Koetter will become the new offensive coordinator at the University of Miami (Fla.), ESPN reported during its broadcast of the Hurricanes’ victory against Nevada in the MPC Computers Bowl on Sunday.
Koetter, 47, was 40-34 in six years as the Sun Devils’ coach. He was fired on Nov. 26 — ultimately replaced by Dennis Erickson — but coached ASU in the Hawaii Bowl on Dec. 24, losing against Hawaii.
While in Tempe and during three seasons (1998-2000) as Boise State’s coach, Koetter was his own offensive coordinator. The Sun Devils ranked second in the nation in total offense in 2005 and ranked in the top 20 in passing offense each year from 2002-05.
• Geoff Embry of Phoenix and his partner, William Guzick of Greer S.C., defeated Kevin King (Peachtree City, Ga.), and J. Eric Turner (Boone, N.C.) 6-3, 6-2 in the Boys 18 semifinals of the United States Tennis Association Winter National Championships on Sunday at Kiwanis Park in Tempe.
Embry, a 2006 graduate of Phoenix Mountain Pointe High School and a freshman at Oregon and Guzick are seeded No. 1 in doubles, and will play Ryan Thacher (Studio City, Calif.) and Steve Johnson (Orange, Calif.) at 2 p.m. today in the finals at Scottsdale Ranch Park.
More than 500 players participated in the elite field of junior tennis players at the event, which began Thursday at sites around the East Valley