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Syracuse football hires Tony White as defensive coordinator

Tony White, disciple of defensive guru Rocky Long and a two-time Mountain West Recruiter of the Year award recipient, has been named Syracuse’s defensive coordinator, Orange head football coach Dino Babers announced on Friday.

Tony White to Lead Syracuse Defense

White served as the cornerbacks coach and defensive passing game coordinator at Arizona State the past two seasons. He arrives in Syracuse after a short stint as the Sun Devils’ defensive coordinator, a position he was appointed to in December. White ran the defense in ASU’s 20-14 victory over Florida State in the 2019 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl, a game in which the Sun Devils shut out the Seminoles for nearly three quarters and scored a defensive touchdown.

“Tony has coached in some elite defenses during his career and we’re happy that he, Angela, Anthony III and Ava are now part of the Syracuse family,” Babers said.