Coach of the Year

Coach of the Year

Every year the Las Vegas Raiders will select a High School Coach of the Year from Nevada. Check here for Coach of the Week winners and the annual announcement at the end of the year.

Every year the Las Vegas Raiders will select a High School Coach of the Year from Nevada. Check here for Coach of the Week winners and the annual announcement at the end of the year.

Coach of the Week Winners

Desert Pines High Football Coach Tico Rodriguez

Desert Pines High Football Coach Tico Rodriguez

Coach Rodriguez was named the recipient for Week Four after Desert Pines forced six turnovers and recovered two of their own squib kicks in their 53-42 win in the Polynesian Classic against Orem (Ut.). Coach Rodriguez got 309 yards and six touchdowns passing from quarterback Rjay Tagataese.

Palo Verde High School Football Coach Joe Aznarez

Palo Verde High School Football Coach Joe Aznarez

Joe Aznarez, from Palo Verde High School in Las Vegas, was named the recipient for Week Three after his team defeated Green Valley 21-20. After falling behind 14-0 and losing their starting quarterback to an injury, the Panthers rallied back and scored the game-winning touchdown with 26 seconds left in the game for the victory.

Mojave High School Football Coach Wes Pacheco

Mojave High School Football Coach Wes Pacheco

Wes Pacheco, from Mojave High School in North Las Vegas, was named the recipient for Week Two after his team defeated Sunrise Mountain 21-14 in their second game of the season. The Rattlers stopped Sunrise Mountain on a play from the 10-yard line with 3 seconds to secure the win. Coach Pacheco and Mojave High School moved to 2-0 on the season following the victory.

Desert Oasis High Football Coach Brant Smith

Desert Oasis High Football Coach Brant Smith

The Las Vegas Raiders have named Desert Oasis High Football Coach Brant Smith as the first recipient in 2021 of the Tom Flores High School Coach of the Week. Smith, in his first year as varsity head football coach at Desert Oasis, led the Diamondbacks to a hard-fought 9-8 non-conference win over Spring Valley last Thursday in the season opener for both teams. Desert Oasis got a game-winning 42-yard field goal late in the third quarter.

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