Head coach: Carlo Hernandez
2006 Record: 12-1
Region: 3A South
8/24- Round Valley
10/12- @ Fountain Hills
Key Losses: QB/DB Jesse Wheeler, RB/DB TJ White, WR/LB Damar White, LB Sharrod Peace, OL Ian Gillespie, DL Shavar McKaney, OL Josh Thornton
Key Returners: RB/LB Brad Jackson, RB Jeremy Ross, K Cody Barber, RB Jayrome Cade, LB Andrew Ashford, DL Wyn Henderson
Coolidge has been one of the class
teams of 3A over the past few years. Head coach Carlo Hernandez has done a great
job! They won the 3A title last year beating
Hernandez says, "I believe our entire junior class has made the most improvements in the off season. We our without a doubt a junior dominated team, that being said, they are a very solid class and do not want to be a part of a team that does not reach our team goal, a state championship."
The team has worked hard to
accomplish that goal this off-season. They performed well at several passing
league tournaments. Hernandez tells us about those tourneys, "For as young as we
are we had a very good 7 on 7 season. We went undefeated at CDO until we lost to
Sunnyside in the quarterfinals. (We) lost to Phoenix Christian in the
championship game at
Coach Hernandez adds, "(The) strengths of our team is that I believe this is the best TEAM I have had in my eight years. Not saying they are my most talented…yet."
Expect Coolidge to be a contender again.