Mountain Vista names Garrett Looney new football coach

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Garrett Looney has been named the new head football coach at Mountain Vista, athletic director Jim Flanigan said.

Looney spent the 2018 season as the interim coach at Eaglecrest after an unexpected coaching change just one week into their schedule. He was the Raptors' offensive coordinator when the change was made. 

Looney led Eaglecrest to a 9-2 record after he took over, including an appearance in the Class 5A quarterfinals.

He's very familiar with the Colorado high school football scene, having been the quarterback for Columbine's 1999 championship team. He has also been an assistant at Cherry Creek, ThunderRidge, Valor Christian and Cherokee Trail.

Looney replaces Ric Cash, who resigned after an 18-year run as the school's first and only head coach in December.

The Golden Eagles were 1-9 last season, but a combined 27-15 over the previous four.

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