Reports: Arizona State to name Graham Rossini as AD

Arizona State is expected to promote Graham Rossini to fill the vacant athletic director position, multiple outlets reported Thursday.

The position has been open since Ray Anderson resigned Nov. 13.

Rossini is the Sun Devils’ senior associate athletic director and chief business officer. He was hired in 2021 after 13 years as an executive with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Rossini, 44, is a 2002 graduate of Arizona State. He previously worked in the Sun Devils athletic program as director of baseball operations.

The next AD will be in charge of overseeing the school’s shift from the Pac-12 to the Big 12.

Times have been rocky in Tempe over the past few seasons.

The football team is coming off back-to-back 3-9 seasons, self-imposed bowl ban and continues working to reduce penalties from the NCAA probe into recruiting violations by former coach Herm Edwards.

The men’s basketball team has appeared in the NCAA Tournament just three times over the past 10 seasons, as an 11 seed each time and never advancing past the first round.