Jay Campos steps down at Sabino to focus on administrative duties

Jay Campos at the Rich Rodriguez passing camp (Andy Morales/

Jay Campos made it official. The longtime football coach stepped down Tuesday afternoon to focus on his administrative duties at Sabino.

“I wanted to let you know I have resigned as the head football coach at Sabino High School to focus on being a full-time administrator,” Campos wrote in an email sent to earlier today.

“Even though I will no longer be the head coach I will be committed to the football program’s continued success as well maintain or improve all of the athletic and fine arts programs at Sabino High School.”

Campos was hired in 2003 and finished with a record of 133-35. He set a standard of 14 straight playoff appearances, five semifinal finishes and four runner-up finishes including a second place finish in the 3A playoffs this past winter.

“We will hire a coach that will ensure our continued success on the football field,” he added.

Brooks Reed, Lucas Reed, Keanu Nelson, Matt Bushman, Andrew Mike, Dallas Brown, Marcus Edwards, Jeremy Timpf and current University of Arizona commit Drew Dixon are just some of the notable athletes who have passed through Sabino under Campos.


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 Andy was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at


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