Sunnyside coach Glenn Posey earned his 50th career coaching victory last week and that likely will be just a milestone on his way to a storied existence at his alma mater.
One of the best Sunnyside has produced, Posey aims to get the Blue Devils back to the glory days of his mentor Richard Sanchez and the brief successful run he had at the school before joining Pima’s staff four years ago.
He is 50-38 in his ninth season as a head coach — his fifth at Sunnyside with also four years at Flowing Wells.
The Blue Devils, with a mix of senior leaders and young freshmen and sophomore contributors, do not have a game this week. They are preparing for next week’s showdown at home against Pueblo, who hosts Cholla tonight.
My brother Andy and I were fortunate to have Posey as a guest at Wings Over Broadway on Thursday for our weekly preview show with Troy Hutchison. Posey brought along defensive coordinator Thomas Romack — a former Buena and Pima College standout who was part of the Aztecs’ staff last season with Posey — and three of his standouts.
Senior captains Martin Arvizu and Harvey Gonzalez and junior all-purpose talent Angel Cano discussed the transition they have experienced with Posey and the new coaching staff. They also touch on the promise of freshman quarterback Deion Conde, who leads Southern Arizona with 452 passing yards.
Here are the videos:
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