Tucson High School Sports

Class 6A-5A Southern Arizona Football Career Coaching Records and Team Information


It has taken a few hours, but I have researched for AllSportsTucson.com the archives and records from various outlets and determined the career coaching records of all the high school football coaches in Southern Arizona.

Today’s information includes coaches and teams from the 6A Metro, 5A Southern and 5A Sonoran. Tomorrow, the records of the 4A Kino and Gila will be presented, followed by the 3A South on Wednesday, and 2A San Pedro and 1A South on Thursday.

6A METRO

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5A SOUTHERN

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5A SONORAN

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Class 6A Metro

Tucson High School

Justin Argraves, 10th year
Mountain View (2010), 3-7
Tucson (2011-18), 48-36
Career record: 51-43

Returning starters on offense, 2018 stats: Sr. RB Gary Love (5-10, 175), 813 rushing yards, 10 TDs; Sr. OL Jacob Bracamonte (6-4, 270); Sr. OL Michael Acedo (6-2, 220); Jr. WR, Daniel Becerra (6-2, 175). Returning starters on defense, 2018 stats: Sr. DL Michael Acedo; Sr. LB Michael Goodacre (6-1, 180), 58 tackles; Sr. LB Cesar Sanchez (5-9, 175); Sr. DB Andres Delgado (5-7, 145), 28 tackles, 2 INT. Also keep an eye on: Sr. K-P Mark Vargas (6-2, 170); Jr.

Justin Argraves (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Class 5A Southern

Cienega

Pat Nugent, 17th year
Flowing Wells (1997-99), 18-13
CDO (2000-08), 72-30
Cienega (2015-18), 37-11
Total: 127-54

Returning starters on offense, 2018 stats: Jr. C Andrew Husfelt (6-4, 265); Sr. G Tyrae McKinney (5-10, 250). Returning starters on defense, 2018 stats: Sr. DE Damaggio Strevay (6-3, 255), 44 tackles, 2 sacks; Jr. NG Hunter Schalgel (6-3, 275), 29 tackles. Also keep an eye on: Sr. Chase Iverson (6-3, 250); Sr. David Wilkinson (5-10, 225); Jr. LB Dillon Silva (5-11, 215); Jr. LB-RB Gaby Levy (5-10, 185); Jr. LB-TE Isaiah Webb (5-10, 220).

Cienega coach Pat Nugent (Javier Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Sunnyside

Glenn Posey, Ninth year
Flowing Wells (2000-02), 19-12
Sunnyside (2011-15), 30-24
Total: 49-36

Returning starters on offense, 2018 stats: Sr. RB Martin Arvizu, 71 carries, 692 yards, 7 TDs;
Returning starters on defense, 2018 stats: Sr. LB Richard Escalante, 28 tackles.

Glenn Posey. Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com Photo.

Buena

Joe Thomas, Eighth year
Tombstone (2012-14), 11-19
Buena (2015-18), 11-29
Total: 22-48

Returning starters on offense, 2018 stats: Sr. QB Jovoni Borbon, 109-183, 12 TDs, 8 INTs, 1,655 yards; WR Jesse Avina, 13 catches, 188 yards.
Returning starters on defense, 2018 stats: S Avina, 82 tackles, 7 for loss (all sacks).

Buena coach Joe Thomas (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Marana

Louie Ramirez, Second year
Marana (2018), 7-4
Total: 7-4

Returning starters on offense, 2018 stats: Jr. QB Kai Spencer (6-3, 185); Jr. WR Zamir Pierce (6-3, 185); Sr. OL Tanner Wengert (6-3, 270); Sr. TE Chance Lamey (6-2, 255); Sr. TE Cristian Wood (6-0, 220). Returning starters on defense, 2018 stats: Jr. DB Spencer, 27 tackles; Jr. DB Pierce; Sr. DL Wengert, 22 tackles; Sr. DL Lamey; Sr. LB Wood. Also keep an eye on: Jr. RB Ken Blackman (6-0, 180); Jr. WRDB Charles Ebunoha (6-1, 175); Jr. OL-DL Ben Evans (6-3, 240); Jr. WR-DB Duncan Fouts (6-2, 180).

Marana head coach Louie Ramirez. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Nogales

Jake Teyechea, Third year
Nogales (2017-18), 5-15
Total: 5-15

Returning starters on offense, 2018 stats:Sr. RB Paul Gracia (5-8, 150), 301 rushing yards, 9 receptions, 95 yards, 1 TD; Sr. OL Samuel Lugo (5-11, 235); Sr. OL Hernan Ortiz (6-0, 295); Sr. OL Gerson Galeano (6-1, 245); Sr. OL Daniel Lopez (6-0, 225); Jr. RB-WR Richard Hanlan (5-10, 175), 7 receptions, 71 yards, 1 TD; Sr. WR Genaro Parra (5-8, 155); Jr. QB Peter Rodriguez (62, 215); Jr. TE Miguel Hernandez (6-2, 220); Sr. QB Oscar Felix (5-11, 160), 940 passing yards, 10 TDs, 12 INT; Sr. FB Abraham Aldaz (5-11, 185). Returning starters on defense, 2018 stats: Sr. DL H. Ortiz, 27 tackles; Sr. CB Parra 16 tackles; Sr. DL Galeano, 11 tackles; Sr. CB Heriberto Barnett (5-8, 155).

Jake Teyechea (Nogales photo)

Ironwood Ridge

James Hardy Jr., First year
Ironwood Ridge (2019), 0-0
Total: 0-0

Returning starters on offense, 2018 stats: Sr. QB Octavio Audry-Cobos (6-3, 215), 760 passing yards, 9 TDs, 3 INT, 776 rushing yards, 7 TDs; Jr. G Scott French (5-11, 265); Sr. HB-FB Luca Moioli (6-0, 200); Sr. C Josh Olenick (6-0, 210); Sr. TE Ryan Drescher (6-6, 215); Sr. T Max Vernon (6-3, 230). Returning starters on defense, 2018 stats: Sr. DB Cameron Drescher (5-11, 175), 61 tackles; Sr. CB Eli Pallanes (5-10, 160), 26 tackles, 4 INT; Sr. LB Moioli; Sr. DB Cole Madril (5-9, 180), 11 tackles; Sr. DE Vernon, 13 tackles. Also keep an eye on: Sr. RB Brandon Barrios (5-10, 190); Jr. RB Tyus Williams (5-8, 165).

James Hardy Jr. (Ironwood Ridge photo)

Class 5A Sonoran

Mountain View

Matt Johnson, 16th year
Rincon (2003-06), 22-21
Catalina Foothills (2008), 6-5
Ironwood Ridge (2009-18), 85-35
Mountain View (2019), 0-0
Total: 113-61

Returning starters on offense, 2018 stats: Jr. QB Hayden Parson, 81-169, 8 TDs, 11 INTs, 1,274 yards; Sr. RB Shawn Buttigieg, 52 carries, 460 yards, 4 TDs; Sr. RB Aaron Logsdon, 70 carries, 434 yards, 4 TDs; Sr. FL Varney Larson, 42 carries, 387 yards, 8 TDs, 28 catches, 390 yards, 3 TDs; WR Jayce Crandall, 21 catches, 245 yards, 1 TD. Returning starters on defense, 2018 stats: Sr. LB Isaiah Sparkman, 68 tackles, 4 TFL; Sr. S Kai Walsh, 64 tackles, 5.5 TFL; LB Logsdon, 55 tackles, 6 TFL; LB Buttigieg, 38 tackles, 10 TFL.

Mountain View head coach Matt Johnson (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Cholla

Shawn Wasson, 10th year
Catalina (2000-07),34-44
Cholla (2018),1-9
Total: 35-53

Shawn Wasson (family photo)

Desert View

Robert Bonillas, 10th year
Nogales (2003-04), 6-14
Desert View (2012-18), 22-49
Total: 28-63

Returning starters on offense, 2018 stats: Jr. QB Anton Jamero, 15-44, 1 TD, 4 INTs, 184 yards; Jr. RB Jacob Ramirez, 226 carries, 1,144 yards, 11 TDs; Jr. WR Roman Robles, 6 catches, 70 yards.

Robert Bonillas (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Rincon/University

Mike Strack, Sixth year
Lincoln, Kan. (2008-11), 17-14
Rincon (2018), 1-9
Total: 18-23

Returning starters on offense, 2018 stats: Sr. QB Preston Silvas (6-1, 190), 444 rushing yards, 12 TDs, 1,322 passing yards, 7 TDs, 5 INT; Sr. OL Cooper Harris (6-4, 280); Sr. WR Isaac Pimentia (5-10, 170), 20 receptions, 372 yards, 3 TDs; Sr. RB Austin Barrow (5-10, 185), 195 rushing yards, 1 TD; Sr. OL Alberto Borboa (6-1, 190); Sr. TE Javier Benitez (6-3, 200), 11 receptions, 86 yards; So. OL Chris Holdal (6-1, 190). Returning starters on defense, 2018 stats:Jr. LB Jaxon Sabourin (5-11, 185), 57 tackles; Sr. DE Borboa, 42 tackles, 4 sacks; Sr. DB Pimentia, 44 tackles; Sr. LB Barrow, 39 tackles, 3 sacks; Sr. LB Benitez, 25 tackles; Jr. DB Steven Geiger (5-11, 160), 10 tackles; Jr. LB Damon Taylor (5-11, 175), 20 tackles. Also keep an eye on: Sr. DB Adam Plante (6-0, 165); So. OL-DL Anthony Stanley (5-11, 185); Sr. RB-LB JJ Haygood (5-8, 175).

Mike Strack

Flowing Wells

Scott Cortese, Fifth year
Catalina Foothills (2009-12),16-26
Flowing Wells (2019),0-0
Total: 16-26

Returning starters on offense, 2018 stats: Sr. OL Derek Gonzales (6-4, 265); Sr. WR Lloyd Love (6-2, 205), 8 receptions, 124 yards, 4 TDs; Sr. RB Brian Cruz (5-8, 175); Sr. WR Ryan Swecker (5-8, 155), 116 rushing yards, 1 TD. Returning starters on defense, 2018 stats: Sr. DL Gonzales, 37 tackles; Sr. LB Cruz 31 tackles; Sr. DB Swecker, 43 tackles. Also keep an eye on: Sr. QB Austin Spivey (5-8, 170); Sr. FS Peyton Marcus (5-8, 165); Jr. LB Estevan Aragon (5-9, 175); Jr. RB Giovanni Walls (5-6, 150).

Scott Cortese (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Empire

George Kelly, First year
Empire (2019), 0-0
Total: 0-0

Returning starters on offense, 2018 stats: Sr. RB Alex Kalastro (6-1, 220); Sr. WR Cody Pacheco (6-5, 205), 27 receptions, 415 yards, 7 TDs; Sr. RB Memo Ramirez (5-9, 175), 156 rushing yards, 1 TD; Sr. OL-DL Juan Holguin (5-11, 270); Jr. C Jacob Ehlert (6-0, 250). Returning starters on defense, 2018 stats: Sr. CB Taylor Justice (5-11, 170), 18 tackles; Sr. LB Kalastro; Sr. S Pacheco, 27 tackles; Sr. SS Ramirez, 61 tackles, 2 sacks, 4 INT. Also keep an eye on: ATH Deyawn “Yani” Brown (5-11, 170).

George Kelly


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