Corona del Sol names head football coach

Corona del Sol High School is recommending that Jon Becktold be approved by the Tempe Union High School District Governing Board as the school’s 2017-18 head football coach. Jon Becktold

The Arizona native coached football at his alma mater Washington High School in Glendale Union High School District for 25 years – ten as head coach. He took over the program at Greenway High School in 2016.

Coach Becktold was twice named Black Canyon Region Coach of the Year (2007, 2010), Arizona Cardinals Coach of the Week (2008), Division 3 Section 6 Coach of the Year (2013), and 4A Assistant Coach of the Year (2003).

“I’m excited for the opportunity to join the Corona del Sol family and am ready for the challenge of coaching in a bigger division,” said Becktold, a married father of seven. “I put kids first. Their health and well-being come before winning and losing and academics come before athletics.”

Becktold has a degree in Secondary Education – Math from Arizona State University. In addition to coaching, he will serve as a Math teacher at Corona del Sol.

The next meeting of the TUHSD Governing Board is January 18, 2017.