Rich Wellbrock and Phoenix Mountain Pointe believe there is a fit that will help the Pride prosper past coach Norris Vaughan and continue to contend for 6A state football championships.
Wellbrock’s swagger and style didn’t resonate in his one-season at Chandler Basha, where the Bears went 2-8 last season.
He will get a reboot to his career after being named the new Mountain Pointe on Tuesday.
“It’s a unique opportunity, too good to pass up on,” said Wellbrock, who will also teach at Mountain Pointe. “I can’t wait to get there.”
Wellbrock built west-side Goodyear Desert Edge into of the most formidable football programs in the state, leading the Scorpions to a state championship three seasons ago.
But in his only year at Basha, he had 10 players quit the team and the Bears won just two games.
“I think it’s a unique opportunity that fits for Rich Wellbrock and for Mountain Pointe,” he said.