The Flagstaff Eagles named an Northern Arizona University alumnus as their new head coach on Friday.
Flagstaff High School announced that Todd Hanley is set to take over the vacancy left open by former co-head coaches Bobby Castillo and Paul Wolf, who over their three-year tenure with the team compiled a 14-16 record after a 3-7 finish in 2018.
“I am extremely humbled and honored to be selected as the next leader of the Flagstaff Eagle football program,” Hanley said via a press release sent out by the school Friday. “I have spent the last 19 years as an assistant coach, leading and helping young men excel both on and off the football field.”
Hanley, who worked as an offensive line and defensive back coach while with the 3A Conference Florence Gophers for the past few seasons, according to MaxPreps.com, takes the helm of an Eagles team that has not made the playoffs since 2007.
Hanley, a graduate of Florence High and Northern Arizona University, has worked 20-plus years with the Phoenix Police Department and is the founder of Sun Devil Family Charities. He was the defensive coordinator for Seton Catholic when the team won a state championship in 2012.
“This opportunity is the culmination of a lifelong dream to lead a program as a head coach," he said in the release. "My wife Sonia and I are excited to be joining the Flagstaff High School family.”
He also coached at Phoenix College and he played football at Florence and Northern Arizona.
“Following a comprehensive search process, we are excited about Coach Hanley’s plan for the program moving forward,” said Flagstaff High School Athletic Director Jeannine Brandel in the school's release.