Brush hires Reid Kahl as next football coach

Brush, the defending Class 2A football champion, has hired former Wheat Ridge head Reid Kahl to be its next football coach.

The move was approved at the Brush School District board meeting on Tuesday night. Kahl will take over for Randy Dreitz, who resigned in March.

Kahl was the coach at Wheat Ridge from 2006-13 before he was let go by the Farmers. He went 79-19 in eight seasons, including 4A championships in 2006 and 2008. He also took the Farmers to the title game in 2010.

Kahl is a 1986 graduate of Fort Morgan, where he was a star football player. He later played at Northern Colorado for four seasons. He was also the head coach at Coronado (2002-03), and assisted at Fort Morgan (2004-05).

Brush beat Kent Denver with a goal-line stand to win 2A last fall. Dreitz had been the coach at Brush for 13 seasons before resigning, and he was named coach of the year in 2A in 2014.

The Beetdiggers graduate a lot off of that title team, including 2A player of the year Kyle Rosenbrock at quarterback, as well as their top returning running back, and top three receivers.

The defense does return two of its top three tacklers, however.

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