Exciting events, Friday night lights, and loud, cheering fans are back in action. This 2015-2016 school year lost coaches from previous school years, but gained new and improved coaches for different Varsity sports: the Varsity cheer program has a new head coach, the volleyball and poms teams have new coaches for both Junior Varsity and Varsity, and the Varsity Football program gained two new coaches.

Saying goodbye to Coach Ellis was difficult for the Chaparral Volleyball program but new head coach, Amanda West, is ready to set up for this school year and take over the volleyball program. Coach West was the assistant coach last year, so she has some experience with the Chaparral Volleyball family. She was a part of Believe Volleyball Club in 2011 and played collegiate volleyball from 2005 until 2009.

The former  Varsity Cheer coach said her goodbyes to the program in the early month of February. Coach Heather Saunders is now the head coach. “My personal goal is to develop a strong and well reputation cheer program that builds a long-lasting legacy. And my team goals are to win state cheer coach is the returning from last year.

The Poms Varsity Coach, Amber Rusk, was the head coach three years ago and took a leave in the season of 2012-2013. Now she is back as the head coach for the Chaparral Poms program of 2015-2016.   

The Chaparral Varsity Football team has new coaches this season as well: Coach Brad is the new safety coach and Coach Bennamen is the new defensive line coach. “I’m excited for the new coaches because they are going to relate to us better,” said senior Dylan Shaw. Coach Dobbs is returning as the head coach again this year.   

With all of these new coaches, there is a lot of change on the way.

By Naomi Martin

 Varsity coach, Amanda West, gives advice to her team during a close game.

Varsity coach, Amanda West, gives advice to her team during a close game.

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