Highlands Ranch names John Trahan new football coach

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John Trahan has been named the new football coach at Highlands Ranch.

Falcons athletic director Preston Davis made the announcement over Twitter on Tuesday afternoon:

Trahan is a Colorado coaching veteran, having most recently served as the head coach at Smoky Hill from 2015-17. His teams were 3-26 in his three season.

Davis previously hired Trahan to be Smoky Hill's coach in February 2015 when he was the AD at that school. Davis moved to Highlands Ranch prior to the 2017-18 school year.

Trahan also coached at Montbello (now known as Far Northeast) from 2010-13, where he was 14-27 in four seasons. He led a turnaround there, helping Montbello going 7-4 in 2013, and reach the Class 4A playoffs.

At Highlands Ranch, Trahan will inherit a program that went 6-5 in 5A in 2017. He takes over for interim coach David May, who replaced full-time coach Mark Robinson just before the 2017 season.

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