"Press Release: Monday, March 17th, 2014
Scottsdale Prep proudly announces the hiring of Jake Barro as the Spartan’s new Head Varsity Football Coach. Coach Barro is coming from Gilbert Mesquite High School where he served as an Assistant Varsity Coach for Hall of Fame Coach Jim Jones during the 2013 season. Mesquite enjoyed an 11-2 record last season – the best football record in the school’s history. Prior to coaching at Mesquite, Coach Barro served as an Assistant Coach & Offensive Coordinator from 2009-2012 at Seton Catholic High School in Chandler. In 2012, Barro helped Head Coach Rex Bowser lead the Sentinels to a 13-1 record and the AIA Division IV State Championship. Jake began his coaching career under Jim Jones at his alma mater Red Mountain High School in 2008-2009.
In addition to his extensive experience as an assistant coach in successful programs, Jake is a third generation football coach. His grandfather Angelo Barro was a legendary coach in the Chicago, Illinois area and ended his coaching career here in the valley at Corona Del Sol and Marcos De Niza. Jake’s father Ken Barro was a very successful coach in both Arizona and California.
Coach Barro is eager to take the helm of Spartan football program and continue building on its solid foundation of success. The team finished 7-4 last year, the team’s first season in 11-man, Division V".