Arizona State Rounds Out Baseball Coaching Staff

December 22, 2009

Former Big Leaguer Mike Benjamin Is Latest Addition

TEMPE, AZ - Major League Baseball veteran Mike Benjamin will join the Arizona State baseball coaching staff.  Benjamin played in the big leagues for San Francisco, Boston, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia.  He and current ASU interim head coach Tim Esmay were Sun Devil teammates in 1986 and 1987.

Ken Knutson has been elevated to a full-time assistant coach on the ASU staff as well.  Knutson was the University of Washington head coach for the last 17 seasons.  He was originally going to be the volunteer assistant coach before Pat Murphy left ASU.  Knutson will work as the pitching coach for Esmay.

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