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Desert Vista High School
4A-5A Coach of the Year
Chris has been a member of the Desert Vista coaching staff since 1996. He contiues to make postive contributions in all facets of his coaching career at Desert Vista High School. His leadership style is one of serving his athletes and modeling what it means to be a motivator, mentor and leader. Chris does not shy away from challenges and has always demonstrated a desire to assit student athletes and calleagues. His leadership abilities have been observed in his daily interatctions within his team and as a contributor to the overall DVHS athletic program.
Even with all the success of his teams Chris continues to trive to make his programs better. He takes his student athletes to the next level athletically, mentally and emotionally. Nike ranked the 2007 and 2008 boys' track & field team number one in the nation. Chris has led his teams to 12 state championships and 10 state runner up finishes. His teams have earned 25 Region Championships as well. The boys' cross country team are the 2014 and 2015 back to back state champions. Also, the boy's track team is the defending 2015 state champion.
Not only is Chris a large part of the success at Desert Vista he is a physical education teacher at the middle school, Kyrene Akimal. He has been at Akimal since 1992 and has coached cross country and track at the middle school since the inception of Akimal. When he is not coaching, Chris sponors the Fellowship of Christian Athlete Club at the middle school.
Events for the week of October 24, 2016
Winter Hardship Appeals - 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
4A Conference Committee Meeting - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
AIA Fiscal In-Service 1.0 & 2.0 * Webinar - 9:00 am - 10:00 am
2016 AIA 2A-6A Football State Tournament Bracket Show
The football state tournament brackets for the 2A through 6A conferences will be revealed during the football bracket show live on AZPreps365.com beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29 You can also listen on the radio on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM.
2016 AIA Volleyball State Tournament Bracket Show
The volleyball state tournament brackets will be revealed during the football bracket show live on AZPreps365.com beginning at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30.
2016 AIA 1A Football State Tournament
The football state tournament for 8-man football continues on Saturday, Oct. 29. Check the brackets for the matchups and be sure to visit the tournament information page for complete details. The semi-finals will be played on Saturday, Nov. 5, and the championship games will be played on Saturday, Nov. 12. Both the semi-finals and finals can be watched live on the NFHS Network for as low as $9.95 for a monthly pass.
2016 AIA Fall Soccer State Tournaments
The fall soccer state tournaments will be held Oct. 28 through Nov. 5. Check the brackets for the boys and girls for the matchups, visit the tournament information page for the boys and girls for complete details and download the programs. The championship games can be seen live on the NFHS Network on Saturday, Nov. 5 for as low as $9.95 for a monthly pass.
2016 AIA Badminton State Tournaments
The badminton team state tournaments conclude with the championships on Thursday, Oct. 27. Check the brackets for the matchups and be sure to visit the tournament information page for complete details.
2016 AIA Golf State Tournaments
The golf tournames tee off on Monday, Oct. 31, and conclude on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Check the tournmanet information page for the boys and girls for complete details. Tee times and results will be posted on the results page for the boys and girls as well. You can also follow along with live scoring on golf.azpreps365.com.