2023 High School Football

Jake Allen resigns as Pueblo’s head football coach

Jake Allen was the head coach the last four years at Pueblo (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Jake Allen, the head coach at Pueblo since 2020, announced Wednesday that he is resigning from the position.

Allen is a former Ironwood Ridge standout who coached at his alma mater before taking over at Pueblo following Brandon Sanders’ departure to become part of Arizona’s coaching staff.

The Warriors went 13-17 in his tenure, which included only one game in his first season of 2020 because of COVID-19 restrictions.

One of Allen’s greatest contributions to the program was aiding in the fund raising and development of Pueblo’s renovated weight room in 2021.

“I want to thank Pueblo and the Warrior community for the last four years,” Allen mentioned to AllSportsTucson.com. “I want to thank (athletic director) Miguel Sandoval for the opportunity he gave me four years ago.

“I especially want to thank the players who I will never forget and will always love and support. It was an incredible ride.”

Allen’s announcement occurred a few hours after Salpointe filled its vacancy with its former defensive coordinator Pat Ryden.

Other present openings include Benson, Bisbee and Sahuarita.


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 in 2016 and is presently a special education teacher at Sunnyside High School in the Sunnyside Unified School District.

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