Vista Ridge announces it is searching for new football coach

Vista Ridge football team

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Jerimi Calip will not be returning as the football coach at Vista Ridge High School. District 49 announced on Thursday that the school will begin a search to find a new head coach.

Calip took over as the coach in 2014 and found immediate success on the field with the Wolves. His best season at Vista Ridge came in 2015 when the team went 9-1 in the regular season and won the Class 4A Foothills league title.

In 2017, Calip and the Wolves advanced to the second round of the 4A playoffs before losing to eventual champion Pueblo South.

Calip was 33-22 overall in five years at Vista Ridge.

The district says that the school will begin the search for a new coach immediately. Until a hire has been made, the assistants will run the Wolves through the spring football program.