A new era has dawned for Yuma High football, but the new head coaching face isn't new to the program. Curt Weber has spent close to two decades of his life dedicated to Criminal athletics; especially in football. Weber has also been in these shoes before, coaching the Crims in their successful run to the city championship in the 1992-93 season.
Since Tom Fox resigned as the Criminals football coach back in November of last year, Yuma had gone on a national search for his successor. That search eventually ledy back to Weber. Yuma High eventually was won over by what they described as his experience, knowledge and passion for the game.
Among the high goals he has for the program, Weber wants to instill the school's rich sports tradition in his athletes that has spanned more than 100 years.
Weber says reviving the Criminal tradition is something the football program owes to the community and the kids involved. "It's important to buy into the Criminal tradition so you can be proud to walk around and say 'I was a Yuma Criminal.' I think that in everything we do here at Yuma High School we want that; but football gets the school year started and it's very important that we be successful so those kids have something to be proud of."