ASU hires Bray as linebackers coach

Trent Bray is the new linebackers coach at Arizona State.

Bray, a former linebacker at Oregon State from 2002-2005, was an assistant coach for the California Redwoods of the United Football League last year. Bray was a Sun Devils graduate assistant for linebackers in 2007 and 2008.

Defensive coordinator Craig Bray, who coached linebackers last season, will oversee the safeties, with assistance from cornerbacks coach Greg Burns.

A member of Dennis Erickson’s 2001 signing class at Oregon State, Trent Bray started 34 of 49 career games.

As a junior in 2004, he collected 122 tackles and was named second-team All-Pac-10. He also earned Insight Bowl Defensive MVP honors by making an Oregon State-bowl record 10 tackles in a victory over Notre Dame. He was selected co-captain of the Beaver football team as a senior and earned first-team all-Pac-10 honors.