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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.

 Dave King, Athletic Director

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Dave King, Athletic Director

Hometown: Yuma, AZ
High School: Howell High School 
Years in Position: 2
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." 

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 Selma Dillon, Athletics Secretary

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Selma Dillon, Athletics Secretary

 Kiley Mackell, Athletic Trainer

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Kiley Mackell, Athletic Trainer

Hometown: Houston, TX
High School: Temescal Canyon High School 
Years in Position: 2
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."

 Jeff Frazine, Basketball (Boys)

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Jeff Frazine, Basketball (Boys)

Hometown: Grand Rapids/Detroit, MI
High School: Comstock Park High School
Years in Position: 6
Other Sports: Football
Fun Fact: In addition to coaching the Kofa boys basketball team, has coached middle school/junior high basketball for the past nine years. 

 Karl Pope, Basketball (Girls)

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Karl Pope, Basketball (Girls)

Hometown: Washington, D.C.
High School: Woodrow Senior High School
Years in Position: 4
Other Sports: Track, Football 
Awards/Accolades: 1x DIV 4A Regional Boys Basketball Champions, 3x DIV 3A Football State Title Winner
Why Coaching: "To inspire the our youth and give them another opportunity to reach success in life."

 Jamie Nicewander, Soccer (Boys)

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Jamie Nicewander, Soccer (Boys)

Hometown: Yuma, AZ
High School: Kofa High School
Years in Position: 18
Other Sports: Wrestling and track
Why Coaching: "I wanted to make a positive difference in young peoples lives."
Fun Fact: A huge part of Nicewander's coaching career has been with a Club Soccer program called Spartans FC. They are a non-profit organization that uses soccer as a tool to help kids better their lives.

 Santos Rangel Jr., Soccer (Girls)

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Santos Rangel Jr., Soccer (Girls)

Hometown: Yuma, AZ
High School: Kofa High School
Years in Position: 5
Awards/Accolades: 2017-18 Sub-section Champions
Why Coaching: "For love of the game."

 Kevin McNulty, Wrestling (Boys)

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Kevin McNulty, Wrestling (Boys)

 Christopher Polanco, Wrestling (Girls)

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Christopher Polanco, Wrestling (Girls)

Hometown: Oceanside, CA
High School: El Camino High School
Years in Position: 2
Other Sports: Volleyball and football 
Why Coaching: "I wanted to be able to give back to future athletes as someone had done before me."
Email: cpolanco@yumaunion.org