The Chaparral Firebirds will have four head coaches since three-time state chamionship winning coach Charlie Ragle joined the coaching staff University of Arizona (and now Cal) .
Thomas Lewis, who was the head coach for two years, resigned this offseason to fulfill work obligations off the field. Previously, Conrad Hamilton joined Arizona State’s staff after leading the Firebirds for two seasons himself (Hamilton rejoined the staff as the team’s defensive coordinator this past season). Prior to that, Dave Huffine, was head coach for two seasons but pursued administrative opportunities and eventually became Coronado’s athletic director.
The Firebirds will hand the reigns over to Brent Barnes,
We are excited to announce and welcome to the Firebird Family our new coach Brent Barnes! Congratulations Coach Barnes, we can’t wait to get started. Go Birds!!! pic.twitter.com/0Rj91Wxof4
— Chaparral Football (@ChapfootballAZ) February 23, 2018