Mountain Pointe recommends Eric Lauer as Head Football Coach

December 5, 2019 – Mountain Pointe High School is recommending that Eric Lauer be approved by the Tempe Union High School District Governing Board as the school’s next head football coach.

Coach Lauer has served as head football coach at Marcos de Niza High School for the past two seasons. In his full time position with the district, Lauer serves as one of three High School Health and Wellness Coaches for TUHSD. The position is tasked with developing programming that focuses on the prevention of underage drinking, marijuana use, and prescription drug misuse and abuse.

The health and wellness coaches work with students, staff and parents to
create and execute awareness campaigns and special events that will help students make healthy choices when it comes to drugs and alcohol.

“We are excited to welcome Mr. Lauer back to Mountain Pointe as our new head coach,” said Principal Tomika Banks. “We are looking forward to the future."

Lauer previously served as an Assistant Coach at Mountain Pointe High School, beginning his involvement with the team under Coach Karl Kiefer in 2004. He became Assistant Head Coach under Coach Norris Vaughan.

“My initial reaction to this announcement is excitement,” Lauer said. “I wasn't unhappy where I was and I’ve developed authentic relationships that I hope stay intact in light of my departure. I have a great opportunity to go back somewhere that I have spent a lot of time. I’m looking forward to building a positive culture at Mountain Pointe - embracing the chase, and getting back to balance.”