Sun Devil Athletics

Head Coaches Excellence Fund

Head Coaches Excellence Fund

Learn more about your impact

Sun Devil Athletics head coaches identify nutrition and summer aid opportunities as top priorities in maintaining an elite level of performance. Your gift to the Head Coaches' Excellence Fund will support these priorities and impact students participating in all 26 collegiate sports.

For student-athletes who attend summer school, the benefits are substantial. Not only does summer school help students graduate faster, it also helps them graduate! It allows the opportunity to delve into interesting subjects, focus without the demands of a long season and gather valuable real-world opportunities not offered to them during the academic year.

Impact of Donor Support

  • The cost for an out-of-state student-athlete to attend ASU for one year is $71,660 on average between tuition, team travel, equipment, sports medicine, food and nutrition and tutoring/academic resources.
  • Arizona State ranked No. 1 in the Pac-12 Conference for the second year in a row in 2023 for Academic Progress Rating which tracks achievement in the classroom year over year ahead of Stanford, Cal, USC and UCLA.
  • Some more metrics that show just how much these hard-working student-athletes have achieved with your support: 3.3 average GPA (fall 2022), 76% of student-athletes received “Scholar Baller” status (3.0 GPA or higher), 110 student-athletes with a 4.0 GPA and 138 Academic All-Americans since 2000, which ranks second in the Pac-12 during that stretch.

Our family believes in giving back and sharing the blessings we have received financially and through our time."

Dave Derminio

’74 BS in business, former ASU golfer who supports student-athletes through the Derminio Family Sun Devil Golf Scholarship

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