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Chandler High football gets new head coach

February 27th, 2019 development
Chandler High football gets new head coach
Sports and Recreation

By Zack Alvira

Sports Editor


The Chandler High football program has tabbed co-offensive coordinator Rick Garretson to be its next head coach, school officials confirmed this week.

“Chandler High School is proud to welcome Rick Garretson as its next head football coach,” district Athletic Director Jim Culver said. “Coach Garretson brings with him a wealth of experience both as a player and as a coach.”

The Chandler football team was made aware of the hire during a meeting on Tuesday morning.

Garretson was hired by former Chandler coach Jim Ewan in 2010 as a wide receivers coach. In 2012 under Aguano, he was promoted to the quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator. He was named co-offensive coordinator in 2016 and helped lead Chandler to three consecutive state titles and four overall.

During his time as an assistant, Garretson worked directly with some of Arizona’s most notable quarterback prospects, including Seattle Seahawks quarterback Brett Hundley, University of Virginia quarterback Bryce Perkins, his son and former Oregon State quarterback Darrell Garretson, Oregon State quarterback Mason Moran and most recently, BYU signee Jacob Conover.

“Coach Garretson is excited to continue the winning tradition that has been established at Chandler High School,” Culver said in the release.

Garretson now takes over the Chandler program after former coach Aguano stepped down earlier this month to become the running backs coach at Arizona State University.  

Before he arrived at Chandler, Garretson coached wide receivers for a year at Westminster High in California before returning to his alma mater, Servite (Calif.). Garretson remained at Servite for 16 years, and was the offensive coordinator from 1995-2004.

A former wideout in high school, Garretson was a High School All-American and received All-C.I.F player honors. He went on to play receiver at San Diego State from 1974-78.