Saguaro coach named to replace Sanders

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Saguaro High School has announced the football team's new leader.

Saguaro High School announced Wednesday that Jason Mohns will take over as head football coach. Mohns has been at Saguaro the past 4 years both as varsity running backs coach and previously the Sabercats head freshman football coach.

The high school fired John Sanders from the position in early January, just weeks after he led Saguaro to its fourth state title in five years on the football field.

Players rallied for their coach. But some people in the community said it was because Sanders didn't play his star players in a loss to rival Chaparral in the regular season final.

Saguaro High and the Scottsdale Unified School District issued a statement that read, in part:

After careful consideration, the administration of Saguaro High School, with the support of the Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD), has determined that the Saguaro football program will move into 2012 and beyond under new leadership. Coach John Sanders will no longer be the head football coach effective Jan. 5, 2012. We thank Coach Sanders for his dedication and commitment to the Saguaro Football Program and appreciate his years of service and contributions.


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