Bishop Gorman’s (NV) Sanchez takes job as head coach at UNLV


by Jeff Fisher

After six straight Nevada state football titles, Bishop Gorman head coach Tony Sanchez is graduating to college.  Sanchez is leaving Gorman to take the head coaching job at UNLV.

Sanchez leaves the Gaels after amassing an 85-5 record, which included an undefeated record against in-state opponents. He also sent 25 of his players on to Division I football programs.

According to ESPN, Sanchez is believed to be the fifth high school head coach to jump directly into a college head coaching position.

The other three?

Todd Dodge, who went from Southlake Carroll in Texas to the head coaching position at North Texas; Gerry Faust from Archbishop Moeller in Ohio to Notre Dame; Bob Commings, who left Massillon Washington High School in Ohio to become the head coach at Iowa; and Jim Bradley left Mayfield High in New Mexico to become the head coach at New Mexico St. in 1973

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.