From pine trees to open plains.
It’s a change Paul Moro needed and a challenge he’s ready to accept.
After 318 wins and 13 state championships at Lakeside Blue Ridge, Moro now calls the far southeast Valley home after accepting the head coaching job at Poston Butte High School. A number of things went into the move, leaving behind arguably the most consistently successful football program in state history.
“My wife needed to get to some warm weather for her health, my daughter needed to get to some warm weather for her health,” he told Sports360AZ.com in a recent sit down at Poston Butte. “God just opened up a series of doors.”
The staff and administration at Poston Butte are hoping Moro opens some football doors to success at a school which has experienced little since opening in 2009. The 1700-student campus, which sits in the middle of open farm land, is located in Florence.
Moro believes the Broncos are on the verge of something special.
“This community and this school is on its’ way,” he explained. “The growth is coming and the commitment to excellence is coming. It’s a great opportunity to switch the dynamics of this school.”
Poston is hoping to mirror the practice fields at Arizona State. One is currently under construction and there are plans to add another in the near future.