Former Tanque Verde head coach and Flowing Wells assistant coach Michael Edwards named Chaminade head coach.
Edwards spent the last two years at Flowing Wells where he was the varsity associate head coach. In both years there, he helped the Caballeros reach two 5A state championship games while compiling an overall record of 44-6. Prior to his time at Flowing Wells, Edwards was the head coach at Tanque Verde where he compiled a 109-40 mark during his five-year coaching tenure and was the region coach of the year three times. The Hawks qualified for the state playoffs all five years with four regional runner-up titles and one regional championship. He also coached several high school and club teams in Lubbock, Texas, before moving to Tucson.
“I am grateful and would like to thank Director of Athletics and the committee for this opportunity and their confidence for choosing me to lead this program,” Edwards said in a release. “I look forward to working with our outstanding student-athletes and continuing the process of building a program that our university and community can continue to be proud of. Go ‘Swords!”
Former Catalina Foothills, University of Arizona and Team USA swim standout Brooks Fail named assistant coach for USC.
“Brooks is one of the toughest athletes around and a tremendous team leader,” said USC head coach Lea Maurer in a release. “What impresses me most about Brooks is the great person that he is. I believe he will prove to be a great coach and we couldn’t be more pleased to have him joining our staff.”
Fail was an 11-time All-American, most recently finishing fifth in the 500 Free (4:10.05), sixth in the 400 IM (3:38.55) and seventh in the 1650 Free (14:35.33) at the 2022 NCAA Championships. The endurance specialist also captured a Pac-12 title in the mile (14:41.22) as a 2022 senior.
Former Marana and Colorado standout Jamee Swan named assistant basketball coach for Otero College in Colorado.
Arguably the best post player ever for Colorado, Swan was named to the All-Decade Team and she received All-Pac-12 honorable mention twice. She was ranked seventh in CU history in rebounds (772) and 21st in points (1,245) and she posted 14 career double-doubles. Swan became a starter as a junior and in her final two seasons, she averaged 13.4 points and 7.5 rebounds per game.
“I’m really excited to be given the opportunity to coach at the college level,” Swan told AllSportsTucson.
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