JONESBORO — Arkansas State head football coach Butch Jones announced Tuesday that Andy Kwon has been named the Red Wolves’ tight ends coach.
Kwon comes to Arkansas State after spending the last three seasons working with Jones at Alabama as an offensive graduate assistant coach, helping the Crimson Tide post an 11-0 record and No. 1 spot in the College Football Playoff rankings this year.
“Andy is an individual that I’ve had the opportunity to work with the last three years at Alabama,” Jones said. “He not only possesses great football knowledge, but also has the unique ability to foster relationships and build rapport with everyone around him.
“Andy has played an integral part of the successes at Alabama, not only on the field, but also off the field with his genuineness and ability to recruit outstanding student-athletes. He is a very driven individual, a student of the game, and he will be a great mentor to our players here at Arkansas State.”
Prior to his time at Alabama, Kwon served as an offensive graduate assistant coach at Akron during the 2017 season while new ASU offensive coordinator A.J. Milwee was running the Zips’ offense.
Kwon was a two-year team captain and two-time All-Sun Belt Conference selection as an offensive lineman at Georgia Southern. He was also a member of the Rimington Trophy Watch List during his time with the Eagles.
Bonner picks Utah State
Logan Bonner is planning to join Blake Anderson in Logan, Utah.
Bonner, who rotated at quarterback this season at Arkansas State, announced on social media Tuesday that he will transfer to Utah State.
The move reunites Bonner with Anderson, who left ASU earlier this month after seven seasons to become head coach at Utah State. Bonner announced his decision to transfer from ASU on Dec. 7, three days before Anderson resigned as the Red Wolves’ head coach.
Bonner, a junior, and sophomore Layne Hatcher shared playing time at quarterback this season at ASU, which finished 4-7. The two quarterbacks alternated series over the final nine games and both earned honorable mention All-Sun Belt Conference honors.
ASU ranks second nationally in passing offense at 364.4 yards per game, trailing only Florida. The Red Wolves set school and Sun Belt Conference season records with 39 touchdown passes and, with 4,008 passing yards, fell 98 short of the school record when their last game was canceled.
Bonner completed 59.5 percent of his passes this year for 1,863 yards and 18 touchdowns, with six interceptions. He started all 11 games.
In his ASU career, Bonner passed for 3,166 yards and 30 touchdowns. He played in 24 games during his career with the Red Wolves, starting 15.
ASU lost a regular on the offensive line after the season when left tackle Jarrett Horst, a two-year starter, decided to transfer earlier this month. Horst also announced plans to transfer to Michigan State on social media.
Women’s games postponed
The Sun Belt announced that ASU’s women’s basketball series versus ULM, scheduled Friday and Saturday in Jonesboro, has been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns within the Warhawk program.
The Sun Belt plans to reschedule the two-game series later in the season, with dates to be determined.
A-State will now open conference play on Jan. 8, hosting Texas State with tipoff slated for 6 p.m. The Red Wolves will wrap up the two-game series versus the Bobcats at 4 p.m. on Jan. 9.