Castle View made big waves on Wednesday, hiring Todd Casebier to be its next football coach.
Sabercats athletic director Derek Cordes announced the news in a press release. Casebier will replace Dustin Pfeiffer, who was 6-24 in three seasons.
"I really believe Castle View has some of the qualities in place to be vastly improved next year," Casebier said in a statement. "Coach Pfeiffer and his staff put some good things in place. The defense was solid and I like the way the offensive line played. Improving as a team is going to take more effort, preparation, a great coaching staff and supportive parents. It's a team effort in every way."
Casebier, a 20-year coaching veteran, has brought a number of programs to prominence. He comes to Castle View from Fruita Monument, where he was 22-12 in three seasons. Fruita went 10-1 last season in Class 4A, and made the postseason in each of Casebier's three seasons.
His career record stands at 175-60, which includes 18 playoff appearances in 20 seasons, 11 league championships, and 12 coach of the year awards.
Casebier led Palisade to the 3A title in 2003, and then spent 10 seasons as the coach at Montrose. He led the Indians to the 4A title game in 2014.
At Fruita Monument, Casebier led the Wildcats to their first-ever 5A playoff win.
Castle View is set to compete in 5A's Metro South League in the upcoming two-year cycle. The Sabercats return a number of key contributors, especially on defense.
"I think we have an outstanding principal in Rex Corr and athletic director in Derek Cordes," Casebier said. "I need to hire a quality staff and meet the team and parents. I have a plan in place that has worked for me and know we can do great things with this school, community, and administration."
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