Former University of Arizona quarterback Kris Heavner is quickly making a name for himself as a high school coach.
Heavner, 29, is in his first season as the head coach at Phoenix Horizon High, and he was chosen as the state’s Best Coach at midseason in a story by Dick Obert of the Arizona Republic, our Gannett partner.
Heavner coached Santa Rita High in 2012 before landing the Horizon job. Before that, he was an offensive graduate assistant at Arizona in 2011, working closely with quarterbacks coach Frank Scelfo.
Heavner finished his UA playing career in 2007 and then spent three seasons as an office aide under coach Mike Stoops, watching and learning from coach Sonny Dykes and his spread attack.
Here is what Obert wrote about Heavner: