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 Tim Keller, Athletic Director

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Tim Keller, Athletic Director

Hometown: La Crosse, WI
High School: Brookwood High School
Years in Position: 4
Other Sports: Basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball and golf
Awards/Accolades: Region Coach of the Year 2015-16, Multiple-time City Champs, Section Champs, 3-time qualifier for the State tournament for Basketball -- Sent a total of 8 players on to college to play college basketball from 2009 - 2015
Why Coaching: "Following in my father's footsteps as he was a principal, teacher and coach for over 30 years."

 Kathy Hoover, Athletic Trainer

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Kathy Hoover, Athletic Trainer

Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA
High School: Roy High School (Utah)
Years in Position: 13
Other Areas: Strength and conditioning
Awards/Accolades: Arizona Top 10 Teacher of the Year (2016); Yuma County HS Teacher of the Year (2016)
Why Coaching: "I took a Sports Medicine class in high school and knew I wanted to be an athletic trainer ever since."

 Richy Leon, Baseball

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Richy Leon, Baseball

Hometown: San Luis, AZ
High School: Kofa High School
Years in Position: 15
Other Sports: Football
Awards/Accolades: Region champions (4), State tournament qualifier (6), State tournament quarterfinalist teams (2), 2009 Yuma-area Coach of the Year 
Why Coaching: "Coaches and teachers that I had through out my careers paved the path for me to play as long as I could and obtain my college degree as a first generation Mexican-American. I wanted to pay it forward and wanted to remain close to the game I love that enabled me to receive and education, travel and reach many personal goals."
Fun Fact: Attended Arizona State University on a baseball scholarship, played for a National Title in 1998 (National Runner-up), drafted by the Colorado Rockies in 1998, played 5 years of professional baseball including the former Yuma Bullfrogs.

 Todd Birney, JROTC

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Todd Birney, JROTC

Hometown: Carrollton, OH
High School: Carrollton High School
Years in Position: 2
Awards/Accolades: Rifle Team, PT Team
Why Coaching: "The ability to encourage and help change a kid's life to benefit them for the future."

 Santos Rangel Jr., Tennis (Boys)

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Santos Rangel Jr., Tennis (Boys)

Hometown: Yuma, AZ
High School: Kofa High School
Years in Position: 3
Awards/Accolades: 2017-18 Sub-section Champions
Why Coaching: "For love of the game."

 Allen Grimes, Tennis (Girls)

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Allen Grimes, Tennis (Girls)

Hometown: Akron, OH
High School: Homeschooled 
Years in Position: 3
Other Sports: Football and track
Awards/Accolades: USTA Southern Arizona High School Tennis Coach of the Year (2016), Head Coach 1997 Kenmore Cardinals youth football champions.
Why Coaching: "Every weekend when I was growing up, my two uncles took my brother and I to practice football, baseball and track. They did this despite having their own families and problems. I didn't fully appreciate the amount of time they spent with us until I reached adulthood. I vowed to always give back to the community and to share my knowledge with area youth. It is my belief that interscholastic sports are an important part of the academic curriculum. As coaches, it is our responsibility to teach athletes the value of hard work, self discipline and persistence. Therefore, it is important to teach proper technique, or risk sacrificing long term development in favor of short term success. When they leave us, our athletes should have sufficient knowledge to pass on to others. We can measure our success by the number of our students who go on to become the coaches and teachers of the future."
Fun Fact: Author and retired FBI agent. Coach Grimes was certified as a tennis professional in 2011 by the Pro Tennis Registry. 

 Ben Franz, Track

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Ben Franz, Track

Hometown: Rapid City, SD
High School: Central High School
Previous Years Coaching: 9
Other Sports: Football
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, its REALLY FUN!"