The 3 worst head coach hires in Arizona State football history

FanSided NCAA staff writer Sam Fariss ranks the three worst head coaches in Sun Devil history
Sep 11, 2021; Tempe, Arizona, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils head coach Herm Edwards.
Sep 11, 2021; Tempe, Arizona, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils head coach Herm Edwards. / Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
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Currently, under the guise of Kenny Dillingham, the Sun Devils are in a reconstruction period. 

Dillingham is the 24th head of the Arizona State football program and is taking over a program whose previous leader Herm Edwards had run it into the ground.

Before Dillingham, there was a long line of coaches who were mediocre at best. Bruce Snyder, who ran the program from 1992-2000, is the best coach the Sun Devils have had in decades as he finished with a 58-45 winning record.

So, which coaches are the worst of the worst from the 127 years of ASU football?

Larry Marmie. . Larry Marmie. 512. . 22-21 overall (12-16 conf.). Larry Marmie. 3. Head coach 1988-91. player

Marmie eked out a winning record over his four years with the Sun Devils going 22-21 overall. The big issue for Marmie? Conference games.

Averaging just three conference wins a season, Marmie and ASU struggled to score against their Pac-10 foes. His leadership fell short of ever carrying them anywhere close to a conference championship.

Marmie lasted from 1988 until 1991, never earning more than 6 wins in a season. He had taken the program over from John Cooper who lost only 9 games in his three seasons with Arizona State.

The rapid decline of the program was largely blamed on Marmie's leadership and he was removed from the position rather quickly. He later went on to be a defensive coordinator at Tennessee before moving his career to the NFL.