Arapahoe has named Troy Pachner is new boys basketball coach, the school announced on Twitter.
"I'm looking forward to it," Pachner told CHSAANow on Tuesday. "There's a storied tradition there."
"As you step into a storied program like Arapahoe, you think all the way back to Coach (Ron) Vlasin, you think everything he did, and about the tree that he launched with so many great coaches," Pachner added. "And then it continued under Coach Snyder with what he did. And then this time period with coach Jansen, he did a really good job. I feel like the program is in a great spot."
Pachner spent the past four seasons as the coach at Valor Christian, winning the Class 4A state title in 2017, where he was 77-29. He was let go after this season.
Pachner's Valor teams made the state tournament in each of his four seasons, a run that included three Great 8s, two Final 4s and two title game appearances.
Prior to that, Pachner served 17 years as the head coach at D'Evelyn. He went 292-129 at D'Evelyn, and also spent three years as a coach at Kern Valley in California, giving him a career record of 397-193 in 24 seasons.
Pachner takes over for Brad Jansen at Arapahoe. Jansen led the Warriors for the previous five seasons.
"There's probably no better gym in this state with just the history, the venue is really incredible," Pachner said. "I'm just excited to be leading this program forward. I can't wait to play in what traditionally and historically has been the strongest athletic league in the state.
"We're going to bring Arapahoe basketball back to the competitive forefront of this state, and we're going to do whatever it takes to do that, and we're going to build special relationships with these kids that last well after their basketball careers are over," he continued. "Ultimately, the relationships that hopefully last a lifetime will be what this is all about in the end."