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El Paso native Tony White leaves Arizona State for Syracuse as defensive coordinator

Tony White as a member of the coaching staff at Arizona State.

SYRACUSE, New York - El Paso native and Burges High School grad Tony White has been hired as the defensive coordinator at Syracuse.

White goes to Syracuse from Arizona State, where he was promoted to defensive coordinator in December after spending the previous two seasons as Defensive Backs Coach.

White's only game as Coordinator for the Sun Devils came in the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl, where his defense forced Florida State into six turnovers en route to a 20-14 win.

Though White has deep ties to the El Paso area, his move to New York also represents a bit of a homecoming. White has family in the area and his mother still lives in Queens.

White was one of the top assistants for Herm Edwards at ASU, and is well regarded as a rising star star in the college coaching ranks.

Prior to Arizona State, White spent time as an assistant at San Diego State and previously New Mexico.

White will bring his 3-3-5 defensive scheme to the Orange, who ranked 100th nationally in points allowed per game (33.2) and 125th in yards allowed per game (493.7).

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Nate Ryan

Nate Ryan is an ABC-7 sports anchor/reporter.


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