Arizona State fired football coach Herm Edwards in his fifth season following an ugly home loss to Eastern Michigan. Check it out here.

Herm Edwards : Fired | First wife | Salary | Coaching

Herman Edwards Jr. is an American football coach and former cornerback who was, most recently, the head football coach at Arizona State.

Herm Edwards : Fired | First wife | Salary | Coaching

Personal information
Born: April 27, 1954 (age 68)
Fort Monmouth, New Jersey
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 194 lb (88 kg)
Career information
     High school:       Monterey (CA)
College: San Diego State
Position: Head coach
Undrafted: 1977

He played in the National Football League (NFL) for ten seasons, primarily with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Edwards was also a head coach in the NFL from 2001 to 2008 with the New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs.

Following the conclusion of his NFL coaching career, Edwards was a football analyst at ESPN from 2009 to 2017.

He returned to coaching in 2018 when he was named the head coach of Arizona State’s football team.


Arizona State fired football coach Herm Edwards in his fifth season following an ugly home loss to Eastern Michigan and a lingering NCAA investigation into illegal recruiting practices.

Arizona State athletic director Ray Anderson announced the decision on Sunday, a day after the Sun Devils lost 30-21 to Eastern Michigan of the Mid-American Conference as heavy favorites.

Herm Edwards : Fired | First wife | Salary | Coaching

Edwards went 46-26 at Arizona State, including 1-2 this season and 17-14 in the Pac-12. The Sun Devils never won more than eight games in a season under Edwards.

Running backs coach Shaun Aguano will serve as interim coach.

“We have made the decision to make a change in the leadership of our football program, effective immediately,” Anderson said in a statement. “By mutual agreement, coach Edwards and I have determined that he will relinquish duties as our head coach.

At the core of this is doing what is best for our current team, staff and university. I understand the frustrations out there. We must do better and that starts with our decision today.”

Edwards managed to hold onto his job after an up-and-down 2021, but another shaky loss led to his firing three games into the season.

Arizona State is still awaiting word on possible NCAA sanctions for allegedly hosting recruits on campus during an NCAA-mandated COVID-19 dead period in 2020.

Herm edwards first wife

Lia Edwards is the Wife of  American football coach and former cornerback who was, most recently, the head football coach at Arizona State Herm Edwards.

Herm Edwards : Fired | First wife | Salary | Coaching

The Couple has been Married for Over 22 Years Now and they Share two Wonderfull Daughters Together.

Lia is 52 years old as of 2022. Born and raised in the United States of America she has not revealed any information regarding her exact date of birth, birthday and Zodiac Sign.

The pair met sometime in the late 1990s and it was Lia who caught Herms’s Sight. He approached her and asked her court.

The couple would date for a few more weeks or months before Lia finally agreed to be Edwards’s Girlfriend.

After a few years of Dating Herm decided that he wanted to take things to the next level and he proposed to Lia who Happily said yes.

They exchanged vows in a Private Wedding Ceremony that was attended by both close friends and family in 2000. Their reception was custom Themed and the Bride wore a white Gown as she walked down the Aisle.

Herm edwards salary 

Edwards has an annual salary of $3.7 million. Per his contract, he’ll receive a $200,000 raise on Jan. 1. His contract runs through Dec. 31, 2024.

Despite an ongoing NCAA investigation into his football program, Herm Edwards said Saturday that he plans to return for a fifth season as head coach at Arizona State.

Herm Edwards : Fired | First wife | Salary | Coaching

For months, many within college football have wondered if Edwards, 67, might retire rather than face the scrutiny and potential consequences stemming from alleged recruiting violations.

“I’m the coach and I’m going to be the coach,” Edwards said Saturday after Arizona State defeated rival Arizona 38-15 at Sun Devil Stadium to improve to 8-4 and 6-3 in the Pac-12.


After his playing career ended, Edwards became a defensive assistant at San Jose State (1987–1989), then was an NFL scout and defensive backs coach with the Kansas City Chiefs (1990–1995), for former Browns, Chiefs, Redskins, and Chargers coach Marty Schottenheimer.

With the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1996–2000), he was a defensive backs/assistant head coach under Tony Dungy. On January 28, 2001, Edwards was hired as head coach of the New York Jets.

On December 3, 2017, Edwards was named the head coach of the Arizona State football team.

Herm Edwards : Fired | First wife | Salary | Coaching

Edwards earned his first win with Arizona State on September 1, 2018 against UTSA. He earned his first win against a ranked opponent on September 8, 2018 against the 15th-ranked Michigan State Spartans. Arizona State finished with a 7–6 record in Edwards’ first season.

The 2019 season began with Edwards choosing true freshman Jayden Daniels to quarterback the Sun Devils. Arizona State would start the season with a 3–0 record, including Edwards’ second consecutive win over a ranked Michigan State Spartans team. The team finished 8–5 with a Sun Bowl victory against the Florida State Seminoles.

On June 16, 2021, ASU confirmed that NCAA is investigating the football program over recruiting high schoolers players during the COVID-19 dead period in 2020.

Throughout the course of the 2021 season, multiple assistant coaches were placed on administrative leave. After the 2021 season had ended, multiple coaches including Zak Hill and Antonio Pierce resigned.

17 players including quarterback Jayden Daniels and All-American linebacker Eric Gentry, entered the transfer portal as a result of the investigation and NIL.

Despite the mass exodus, Edwards remained as head coach for the Sun Devils.

By Rishabh

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