Just this week, Chandler Seton Catholic athletic director Rick Miles has hired a new football coach, boys basketball coach and must next hire a golf coach. But after that one last hire, Miles will be done as an AD.
Miles will leave his alma mater, Seton Catholic, at the end of the school year and will move east to the new Higley school, Williams Field High School, where he will be the boys golf coach.
“As much of a tough decision it was, it was also an easy one because my family comes first, and I felt that the time I was spending away from my family just wasn’t worth it,” Miles said.
Miles will leave after a busy final semester. He hired former Mesa Community College assistant coach Roger Schenks as the Sentinels’ football coach. Schenks has been at MCC the past three years and before that was the coach at Globe, where he led the Tigers to the 2002 3A state championship one year after they went 3-7.
“I don’t care what level you do that, that shows you know what you’re doing,” Miles said of Schenks, who played football at Mesa Mountain View. “His knowledge of weight training was also a big plus. It’ll help not just the football team but all of our athletes.”
Miles also wrapped up the search for the boys basketball coach, keeping Ernie Pintor in that post. Last year, Pintor took over the Sentinels just weeks before the season began after Hosea Graham stepped down. The school opened up the post, and Miles said he got a surprising number of quality applicants but stuck with Pintor, who had been an assistant for nine years and led Seton to a 20-10 record and a trip to the 3A semifinals in his first shot as a head coach.
“No one else really blew us out of the water, and Ernie lived up to all of the expectations last year, other than his own,” Miles said. “And he’s been around the Seton community for 10 years.”