Two offensive coordinators picked as Chaparral, Doherty make football hires

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Chaparral, which went 4-6 last season, has hired offensive coordinator Rod Dobbs to be its head coach. (Kevin Keyser/

Two further Class 5A football openings closed in the last week.

Chaparral hired Rod Dobbs to fill its spot last Tuesday, while Doherty tabbed Jeff Krumlauf on Friday. Both were offensive coordinators at their respective schools this past season.

Dobbs has a long history of coaching, including 18 years spent as an assistant at the University of Northern Colorado. He's also been a head coach at Prairie View and Liberty.

"There are a lot of pluses," he told the Parker Chronicle of the Chaparral job. "There are a lot of good things and a lot of good kids. There are some things we are going to do differently but at the same time there are a lot of things we are not going to upset."

Dobbs replaces John Vogt, who resigned this offseason. Vogt was 46-30 in seven seasons.

The Wolverines went 4-6 last season.

Krumlauf, meanwhile, takes over a program that is coming off of its best season in years. Doherty went 8-3 last season, including a win in the first round of the 5A playoffs.

But coach David Joyce took a job in Arkansas in March, and left after two seasons at the helm. It left the spot open for Krumlauf, who told the Colorado Springs Gazette he wasn't planning on changing much.

"We want to continue improving and hopefully bring a state championship to Doherty High School," Krumlauf told the paper. "I know next year's class won't settle for getting only to the second round of the playoffs."

Meanwhile, Fossil Ridge hired Brian Tinker, formerly of Inola High School in Oklahoma, in late March. The Fort Collins Coloradoan first reported that hiring.

Additionally, 8-man Gilpin County has hired Craig Ball. He, too, was offensive coordinator there for the past three years, and replaced the retiring Eric Goodlett at season's end.

Ball, a former high school quarterback from Texas, also assists with Gilpin County's wrestling and track programs.

Follow all of this offseason's moves in our football coaching changes tracker.