Dec. 4, 2009
Esmay Named Interim Head
Coach at Arizona State
Arizona State has named Tim Esmay interim head
coach. He replaces Pat Murphy, who recently announced his
An assistant for the Sun Devils for the past five
seasons, Esmay was an infielder for ASU under Jim Brock in 1986
Esmay was head coach at Utah from 1997-2004,
compiling a record of 213-235-1. The Utes won the WAC title in
1997 and Esmay was named WAC Coach of the Year. He had 27
players earn all-conference honors and 18 advanced to play
An All-American at Scottsdale Community College
before batting .305 in two years with the Sun Devils, Esmay was
a member of ASU’s 1987 College World Series team. Esmay was an
assistant with the Sun Devils from 1988-90. He coached at Brophy
College Prep in Phoenix from 1992-93 and was an assistant at
Grand Canyon University in 1995 and Utah in 1996 before becoming
head coach of the Utes in 1997.
Esmay returned to Tempe in 2005 as an assistant,
helping ASU win three straight Pac-10 titles and making two
trips to the College World Series.
Click here for list of 2009 Division I head coaching changes.