Molander Eastmark

Former Brophy Prep football coach was hired Tuesday to build the Eastmark High football program.

After a year away from high school football, former Brophy Prep coach Scooter Molander has been hired to build the football program at Eastmark High, a new school in the Queen Creek Unified School District.

Molander’s hiring was approved Tuesday during a special session of the Queen Creek Unified School District Governing Board.

Molander was at the helm of the Broncos’ football program for 13 seasons, leading them to the playoffs 12 times. His teams made five state-semifinal appearances and won two big-school state titles.

The only season Molander and the Broncos didn’t make the state playoffs was his last in 2017, when Brophy went 1-9.

Eastmark was seen as a popular destination for coaches. It provides an opportunity to build a program from the ground up similar to what Spencer Stowers and Bobby Newcombe have done at Casteel, which won a 3A championship in its second varsity season.

Located in the east Mesa community of Eastmark near the intersection of Ray and Ellsworth roads, the new school will open in July to sophomore and freshman students

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