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Sugar-Salem High School

School Info
Conference: 3A Mountain Rivers Conference
Classification: 3A

Head Coach: Tyler Richins

Years as Head Coach: 1st

Previous Experience: Assistant Football Shelley High School 2006-2011; Assistant Football Hillcrest High School 2012-2013

Record Last Year: 7-3

Assistant Coaches:
Ted Parkinson, Dirk Andreason, Nephi Gibson, Brad Parkinson, Dan Mecham, Kegan Miller, Jeff Proctor, Chase Egbert

Who do you have coming back this year?
Jared Purser, RB/LB, SR;
AJ Hansen, WR/DB, SR;
Denton Belnap, RB/LB, SR;
Justin Orr, OL/LB, SR;
Peter Gutenberger, OL/DL, SR;
Bridger Hansen, OL/LB, SR;
Derek Ostermiller, OL/LB, JR;

Any Returning Players with Honors?
Peter Gutenberger 1st Team all-conference OL;
Derek Ostermiller 1st Team all-conference DL;
Jared Purser 2nd Team all-conference RB;
Bridger Hansen 2nd Team all-conference LB;

Any “Key Players” that you lost from last year?
(Jordan Godby, 1st Team All-State RB more than 2200 yards rushing in 2013, Mountain Rivers Conference Player of the Year; 2nd Team All-State LB.)
(Teancum Gibson, 1st Team Team All-Conference DB)
(Kaden Blauser, 1st Team Team All-Conference LB)
(Devon Clingler, 1st Team Team All-Conference OL)

Do you have any new incoming “impact” players?
Ethan Arnold; QB/DB, JR;
Trayjen Miller, RB/DB, JR;
Caleb Cureton, OL/LB, JR;
Ryan Hawkes, WR/DB, SR;

As a team, what are your offensive strengths?
Experience coming back on the offensive line. Physical run game. Key returners on offense, (Jared Purser RB, AJ Hansen WR, Denton Belnap RB, Peter Gutenberger OL, Justin Orr OL, Bridger Hansen OL)

Offensive areas you hope to improve on over last year:
We want to become more balanced, work in the passing game.

As a team, what are your defensive strengths?
Defensive strengths include leadership returning, we will be very athletic, and our general focus to play physical and keep it simple. Key returners on Defense, (Jared Purser LB, Denton Belnap LB, AJ Hansen DB, Justin Orr LB, Derek Ostermiller DL)

Defensive Areas you hope to improve on over last year:
We would like to be more well-rounded and balanced defensively. Let players play and keep responsibilities so we are not out of position.

Does your team have a motto/theme for the upcoming season?
Expect To Win (We want to develop that attitude that we can play with and beat anyone on our schedule.

What are you most excited about in regards to this year’s team?
Their dedication, hard work and athleticism.

For the fans, what is the must-see game of the year on your schedule?
October 23rd, @ South Fremont. Rivalry Game

What is the ‘X-Factor’ to having success this season as a team?
Learning a new offense and becoming more balanced.

Besides the pay, the fame and the glory, why do you coach high school football?
I love the game. I have been around the game ever since I can remember. I enjoy seeing young athletes enjoy the sport I love. I want every athlete that comes out for football to have an enjoyable experience.

What makes your school the best place to coach for?
Couldn’t ask for a better school and community to coach in. School administration and community support is incredible

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