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Brighton hires Jeff Giger, who built Strasburg into a football power

(Alan Versaw)

Brighton has named Jeff Giger its next football coach, hiring the two-time state champion away from Class 1A power Strasburg.

The move was first reported by Steve Smith of the Brighton Blade. Brighton athletic director Ty Gordon confirmed the hire to CHSAANow on Thursday afternoon.

Giger built an immensely successful program at Strasburg, winning state championships in 2016 and 2017, and also finishing as runner-up in 2018. He has been at Strasburg since 2008, and was 86-36 in 11 seasons.

Since 2014, Giger's teams have won at least 10 games four times, and Strasburg was 36-3 over the past three seasons.

In 2016, following the team's first title since 1990, Giger was named the Denver Broncos coach of the year.

In the three years priors to Giger's arrival, Strasburg was a combined 3-24.

Brighton, which plays in Class 4A, was 4-6 last season.

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