JV Co-Head Coach, Defensive Coordinator, QBs
Coach Kelly begins his fourth season with the Pride. He has coached football for 25 years. He attended Corona del Sol High School and continued his education at both U of A and ASU where he earned a BA in History and an MA in Education. Coach Kelly has been teaching Social Studies at MPHS for 21 years.
Coach Kelly considers it a privilege to work with a great staff and supportive program that wants the best for student athletes and the school. He enjoys working with the athletes, staff, and community which is dedicated to the continued success of Mountain Pointe Football and Athletics. ROLL PR1DE!
JV Co-Head Coach, Offensive Coordinator, Secondary
Coach Heinz begins his third season with the Pride. In 2009-2010, while a student as ASU, he worked with both the Varsity and Freshman teams. In 2011 he coached Globe Middle School to its first Central Junior High League Championship. From 2012-2014, he coached at Tolleson High School, producing players who broke school records for completions, yardage, and touchdowns. In 2013-2014, Heinz’s defensive backs led their section in interceptions.
Coach Heinz is a graduate of ASU, where he received a degree in Secondary History Education. He currently teaches World History at Corona del Sol.
Wide Receivers, Defensivebacks
Coach Crosby begins his first season with the Pride. He attended Warren G. Harding High School. Coach Crosby is impressed by the enthusiasm of the football program and is looking forward to a successful 2017 football season. Roll Pride!
Coach Espindola begins his tenth season with the Pride. Prior to his years at MPHS, he coached at Seton Catholic. Coach Espindola is a graduate of Corona del Sol, where he was a three-year letterman and played on the 1980 football and basketball State Championship teams.
Coach Haire begins his second season with the Pride. He is a decorated combat veteran of the United States Marine Corps and a former scholar athlete at Maryvale High School. He coached youth football for 7 years, participating in three National Championships.
Quarterbacks, Wide Receivers, Special Teams
Coach Romero begins his second season at MPHS. He played football for the Pride from 2008-2011 as a long snapper. Coach Romero continued his football career at Glendale Community College 2012-2013 and at the University of Arizona 2014-2015, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude.