The Arizona Football Coaches Association (AzFCA) is being revived by a new group of coaches after the membership numbers almost fell off completely.
According to a release, the association will attempt to bring back important functions such as spring showcases, a recruiting fair, 7on7 tournaments, an All-State Team, and the All-Star Games the group used to host.
Marana head coach Louie Ramirez will serve as the Vice President, Cienega head coach Justin Argraves is a board member along with Rishard Davis of Santa Cruz and Ryan McBrayer of Sabino. A special advisory group made of retired and non-coaches is also being formed.
Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014, he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017, a 2019 AZ Education News award winner and he has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. He was the first in Arizona to write about high school beach volleyball and high school girls wrestling. 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. Andy is the Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the top football player in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Andy was named an Honorary Flowing Wells Caballero in 2019 and he is a member of the Amphi COVID-19 Blue Ribbon Committee. Contact Andy Morales at firstname.lastname@example.org