I am not sure if this has been posted, but former AZ High School Coach Richard Gray passed away in late December after a long battle with cancer. A "Celebration of Life" is being held on Saturday, January 23rd from noon - 6pm at "Jolie's Place" (140 W. Warner Road - just west of AZ Ave in Chandler). His family would like all of his friends, former coaches, teammates, and players that have had contact with Coach Gray to attend and share memories (pictures, etc.). Below is a short bio on the incredible career of Coach Richard Gray.
Richard Gray was a successful football coach in high school and college for over 33 years. Coach Gray spent time at Shadow Mountain, Horizon, Gilbert, Chandler, Hamilton, Basha, and the Arizona Boy's Ranch. His 1990's Arizona Boys Ranch teams were among the best at the 3A level. The Boy's Ranch teams were State Runners-Up in 2002 and 2003. Coach Gray was an All Star Coach in 2001 and 2005. He was the defensive line coach for the Hamilton Huskies as they won their first state championship in the triple overtime thriller vs. Mountain View in 2003. Coach Gray also was a Defensive Line Coach at Northern Arizona University. Richard was the Arizona State Coach of the Year in 1981 and 2002. Coach Gray is a lifetime member of the Arizona Coaches Association. He was elected into the Arizona HS Athletic Hall of Fame in 2015.