2022 Southern Arizona high school football schedules — Rio Rico Hawks

Jeff Scurran has 233 wins at the high school level in Tucson in his long, illustrious coaching career (Javier Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Jeff Scurran Career Coaching Record

An overall look at the coaching career of Jeff Scurran (information compiled by AllSportsTucson.com)
1970-71Atlanta (Ga.) Moreland School20-0
1978Tahoe-Truckee (Calif.) High School3-5-1
1981Dalles (Ore.) Wahtonka High School9-2
1982-83Portland (Ore.) West Linn High School9-10
1984-86Canyon del Oro High School28-10
1988-99Sabino High School127-27-13 state titles
2001-04Pima Community College26-17
2007-09Santa Rita High School34-72 state runner-up
2012Guelfi Firenze (Italy) Pro Team9-1
2013-18Catalina Foothills High School44-241 state runner-up
2022Rio Rico High School
TotalTucson high schools233-42-1.846
TotalAll high schools254-59-2.809
TotalAll stops309-77-2.799




2021 RECORD: 0-8

Rio Rico schedule graphic created by Chris Kidney of Southern Arizona Football (SOAZ)
  • Legendary Jeff Scurran is trying to achieve another major rebuilding job after experiencing success in a similar way at Sabino, CDO, Santa Rita, Catalina Foothills and Pima College. If Scurran’s history is any indication, Rio Rico is in for something special after finishing 0-8 last season. Scurran, 74, has taken over winless programs the previous season at Dalles (Ore.) Wahtonka High School, Santa Rita and Catalina Foothills and has taken them to the state playoffs immediately in his first season.
  • Rio Rico opens the season Sept. 2 hosting rival Nogales, which has never lost to the Hawks in 13 games. After a bye week, Rio Rico will have two opportunities for bonding with long road trips to Flagstaff (Sept. 16) and Douglas (Sept. 23). The non-region schedule ends with home games against Vista Grande (Sept. 30) and Empire (Oct. 7). Flagstaff is coming off a 4-6 season. Nogales, Douglas, Vista Grande and Empire also had losing records last season.
  • Rio Rico is in the 4A Gila after it was nearly moved to 3A. It required an appeal of Rio Rico to stay at the 4A level, which from a competitive standpoint, was a good appeal by the school. Programs at 3A were very competitive last season and Rio Rico would have been required to make regular long trips to places like Safford, Thatcher, Pusch Ridge in Oro Valley and Sabino to the far northeast side of Tucson.
  • Rio Rico has three region road games with nearby Sahuarita (Oct. 14), Catalina Foothills (Oct. 28) and Amphi (Nov. 4). The home games are against Walden Grove (Oct. 21) and Sahuaro (Nov. 11).
  • The game at Catalina Foothills will mark the return of Scurran there after he went 44-24 in six seasons from 2013-18. He will also coach against his former center at Santa Rita — Daniel Saenz, who is in his second year as Catalina Foothills’ coach.


ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He is a former Arizona Daily Star beat reporter for the Arizona basketball team, including when the Wildcats won the 1996-97 NCAA title. He has also written articles for CollegeAD.com, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports, TucsonCitizen.com, The Arizona Republic, Sporting News and Baseball America, among many other publications. He has also authored the book “The Highest Form of Living”, which is available at Amazon. He became an educator five years ago and is presently a special education teacher at Gallego Fine Arts Intermediate in the Sunnyside Unified School District.

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