There are quite a few changes are The Vanguard School this year, starting with a new athletic director.
Rick Jensen, who has 13 years of experience as a high school athletic director and several years of experience as a coach and athletic administrator on the high school and college levels, is the Coursers' new AD.
He announced three hires on Monday:
- Sergio Rangel will take over as the coach of the school's volleyball team, which went 7-16 in Class 3A last season. Rangel has previously been the head volleyball coach at Fountain-Fort Carson H.S. (2015-16) and at Palmer H.S. (2010-14).
- Brandon Burrell will be the new boys soccer coach, taking over for Scott Simons. The 3A program was 5-10 a season ago. Burrell played his collegiate soccer at Georgia's LaGrange College.
- In cross country, Leroy Neal is the new coach, replacing Kari Miller. Coach Neal comes to The Vanguard School with more than 30 years of collegiate head coaching experience, in cross country and track, at Biola University and at the California Institute of Technology.