Falcon hires new football coach from Illinois

Falcon has named Chris Waca its new football coach, incoming athletic director Jen Gregg said on Monday.

Waca comes to Colorado with 19 years of coaching experience, most recently in Illinois.

"He is very excited to move to beautiful Colorado," Gregg said. "Falcon High School is looking forward having Coach Waca and to begin the summer workouts and get ready for fall football."

Waca was an assistant in Illinois from 1998-2008, helping a team win a state title in 2004, and first became a head coach at Kewanee High School in 2009. He coached that program for four seasons, going 10-27, and led the team to its first playoff appearance in 12 seasons.

Most recently, he was an assistant at Plano (Ill.) from 2013-16.

Waca replaces Terry Poirier at Falcon, a Class 3A program. Poirier headed the Falcons for three seasons, going 10-20.

Falcon finished 2-8 last season.

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