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  • To contact one of the coaches or members of the Kofa staff members listed below, please call the athletic office at (928) 502-5368 or fill out our Athletics Contact Form.

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Dave King, Athletic Director

Hometown: Howell, MI
High School: Howell High School
College: Western Michigan University
Years in Current Role: 3

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Selma Dillon, Athletics Secretary

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Shannon Carmody, Athletic Trainer

Hometown: Melbourne, FL
High School: Eau Gallie High School
College: University of Central Florida
Years in Current Role: 1

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Patrick Hardin, Chess

Hometown: Yuma, AZ
High School: Cibola High School
College: University of Arizona
Years in Current Role: 7
Awards/Accolades: 1st place in region play (2015, 2019, 2020)

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Vance Velardez, Cross Country

 

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Karl Pope, Football

Hometown: Washington, DC
High School: Woodrow Wilson Senior High School
College: Concordia University (St Paul)
Years in Current Role: 3
Most Memorable Coaching Moment: Watching my players receive college scholarships.
Also Coaches: Girls Basketball

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Ben Franz, Golf (Boys)

Hometown: Rapid City, SD
High School: Rapid City Central High School
College: Chadron State College
Years in Current Role: 3
Awards: Yuma County Coach of the Year nominee in 2017
Most Memorable Coaching Moment: While coaching football at Kofa we came from behind by 21 points at half time to beat Gila Ridge in 2017. To see the resilience and determination of that team as well as the role the marching band played as our LOUD CROWD truly showed the unity of the Kofa High School family.

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Amanda Garcia, Golf (Girls)

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Jayden Gubbels, Spiritline

Hometown: Hubbard, NE
High School: Emerson-Hubbard Community Schools
College: Chadron State College
Years in Current Role: 1

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Mark Dusek, Swim

Hometown: Yuma, AZ
High School: Kofa High School
College: Arizona Western College
Years in Current Role: 2
Most Memorable Coaching Moment: "Watching times drop during the swimming championships in 2020."

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Makyla Orman, Volleyball

Hometown: Yuma, AZ
High School: Kofa High School
College: Arizona Western College, Arizona State University
Years in Current Role: 6
Awards: 2018-19 Regional Champions