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Southern Arizona Football Coach of the Year: Amphi’s Jorge Mendivil

(Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Vern Friedli Coach of the Year
Jorge Mendivil, Amphitheater

Named after legendary Amphitheater head coach Vern Friedli, our selection for the 2016 Coach of the Year goes to current Panther head coach Jorge Mendivil.

This was a very difficult decision this year.

There were several deserving coaches this year (Andy Litten at Marana; Robert Bonillas at Desert View; Pat Nugent at Cienega; Jeff Scurran at Catalina Foothills; Dennis Bene at Salpointe; Jay Campos at Sabino and Rishard Davis at Santa Cruz) so the selection was difficult.

Each one of the listed coaches turned programs around and had great success this year and I would agree with any arguments in favor of any of them for this award.

Mendivil took an 0-12 program (actually 1-16) and guided them into an 8-2 squad that won the 4A Gila Region championship.

6A FOOTBALL ALL-STARS

5A FOOTBALL ALL-STARS

4A FOOTBALL ALL-STARS

QB OF THE YEAR

3A FOOTBALL ALL-STARS

2A FOOTBALL ALL-STARS

1A FOOTBALL ALL-STARS

FOOTBALL: ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM

VOLLEYBALL ALL-STARS

6A VOLLEYBALL ALL-STARS

5A VOLLEYBALL ALL-STARS

4A VOLLEYBALL ALL-STARS

3A VOLLEYBALL ALL-STARS

2A VOLLEYBALL ALL-STARS

1A VOLLEYBALL ALL-STARS

ALL-FRESHMAN VOLLEYBALL TEAM

GIRLS GOLF ALL-STARS

BOYS GOLF ALL-STARS

CROSS COUNTRY ALL-STARS

SWIM/DIVE ALL-STARS

FALL SOCCER ALL-STARS

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Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com

 

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