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 Dave King, Athletic Director

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Dave King, Athletic Director

Hometown: Yuma, AZ
High School: Howell High School 
Years in Position: 1
Other sports: Wrestling, football, track and softball.
Awards/Accolades: Wrestling - D2,Section Champions (2012, 2013, 2017,2018), D2 State Runners-up (2012, 2013), PTOC Coaches Sportsmanship Award Winner (2015, 2016)
Why Coaching: "I know that high school athletics provided me the skills and the motivation to perform at my best as a student and I hope to enable our YUHSD students to have the same support and life lessons." 

Contact: dking2@yumaunion.org / (928) 502-5368

 Kiley Mackell, Athletic Trainer

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Kiley Mackell, Athletic Trainer

Hometown: Houston, TX
High School: Temescal Canyon High School 
Years in Position: 1
Why Athletics: "I took my first sports medicine class and fell in love. I look forward to helping Kofa students and student athletes discover the possibilities and opportunities in the sports medicine profession."

 Maria Janosky, Cheer

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Maria Janosky, Cheer

Hometown: Yuma, AZ
High School: Yuma High School 
Years in Position: 2
Awards/Accolades: Kofa Cheer participation in AIA Cheer Competition 2017 & Arizona Cheer & Pom Competion 2018 with two Cheerleaders taking 1st and 2nd Place in Solo Cheer
Why Coaching: "This will be my second year in coaching cheer. In the first year that I coached I found a great joy in being part of this program; seeing the challenges that the team faced and seeing the young ladies not giving up and perservering through their toughest moments."
Fun Fact: Has been at Kofa High School for 18 years, teaching SEI for 10 years in combination with Spanish throughout the 18 years.

 Patrick Hardin, Chess

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Patrick Hardin, Chess

Hometown: Yuma, AZ
High School: Cibola High School 
Years in Position: 4
Awards/Accolades: Region V Chess Champions 2015-16, Region V Runner Ups 2016-17 and 2017-18
Why Coaching: "I was on Cibola's chess team back in high school and had a lot of great memories and friends made through the program. I wanted to share and create that with a new generation." 

 Andre Richardson II, Cross Country

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Andre Richardson II, Cross Country

Hometown: Anaheim, CA
High School: Pacifica High School
Years in Position: 2
Other Sports: Track
Awards/Accolades: Karen Reeves (2017-18) was an AIA state qualifier
Why Coaching: "I have a strong belief in physical fitness."

 David Diehl, Football

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David Diehl, Football

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
High School: Verdugo Hills High School
Years in Position: 2
Other Sports: Basketball
Why Coaching: "I love the challenge and love football."

 Ben Franz, Golf (Boys)

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Ben Franz, Golf (Boys)

Hometown: Rapid City, SD
High School: Central High School
Previous Years Coaching: 1
Other Sports: Football, Track
Awards/Accolades: Nominated for Yuma Sun Coach of the Year (2016-17)
Why Coaching: "A love of sports and how they teach you so many real life lessons and skills. Sports are so much more than just x's and o's and wins and losses. They are a training ground for work ethic and good character. I had some amazing coaches in my youth that instilled these values in me and I desire to pass them on to the next generation. Also, it's REALLY FUN!"
Fun Fact: Earned Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education and Coaching from Chadron State College and currently working on Masters Degree in Sports Management

 Amanda Garcia, Golf (Girls)

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Amanda Garcia, Golf (Girls)

Hometown: Yuma, AZ
High School: Kofa High School
Years in Position: 5
Why Coaching: "The love for the game and wanting to teach it to others."

 Rochelle Baldwin, Swim

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Rochelle Baldwin, Swim

Hometown: Yuma, AZ
High School: Yuma High School
Years in Position: 1
Why Coaching: "Wanting to be there for students in something that they enjoy. Ensuring that an athletic opportunity is not extinguished just because there is no one available for the job."

 Makyla Orman, Volleyball

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Makyla Orman, Volleyball

Hometown: Yuma, AZ
High School: Kofa High School 
Years in Position: 2
Other Sports: JV Volleyball 2 years, assistant Varisty girls basketball 1 year, and Freshman girls basketball 1 year
Why Coaching: "The love of the sport of volleybal."