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Tim Kelly

Junior Varsity Head Coach

Coach Kelly, in his second year at Mountain Pointe, has been promoted to junior varsity head coach.  He was a JV assistant in 2014.

Coach Kelly is in his 22nd year coaching high school football, 20 of those at his alma mater, Corona del Sol.  He was interim head coach of the Corona varsity the final five games of 2013, inheriting an 0-5 team at midseason and improving it to 3-2 down the stretch. He also coached wrestling and track for the Aztecs.

Coach Kelly continues to teach Social Studies at Corona.

He earned his Bachelor’s degree in history at the University of Arizona and his Master’s in Education at Arizona State.

Coach Kelly says he is privileged to be part of the Pride community and appreciative to Coach Norris Vaughan for giving him the opportunity.


Matt HeinzMatt Heinz

Head Coach, Offensive Coordinator, Defensive Backs

Coach Heinz is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he received a degree in Secondary History Education. He returned to the Pride in 2015 as Freshman Offensive Coordinator. In 2009 and 2010, while a student at ASU, he worked with MP varsity and freshman quarterbacks and wide receivers. In 2011 he coached Globe Middle School to its first Central Junior High League Championship. From 2012-1014, he coached Tolleson High’s varsity defensive backs and quarterbacks.  In 2014, Tolleson quarterbacks broke school records for completions, yardage, and touchdowns. In 2013 and 2014, Heinz’s defensive backs led their section in interceptions..


Jose Romero

Quarterbacks & Wide Receivers

Bio coming soon.


Anton Crosby

Running Backs & Linebackers

Bio coming soon.


Mitch Struhs


Bio coming soon.


Paul Haire

Defensive Line

Bio coming soon.


Louie Espindola  

Louie Espindola

Offensive Line

Coach Espindola, who was on the Pride freshman and junior varsity staffs 2006-12, returned to the program in 2016. He had been at Gilbert High coaching at the JV and varsity levels. Before his first stint at Mountain Pointe, he coached the freshman lines 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 Espindola has a fiancée, Christine; daughter, Andrea, a Mountain Pointe graduate who played volleyball for the Pride; and son, Jeremy, a 2010 MP graduate and All-Region center in football.