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Kofa recommends Pablo Cota for new head football coach

Kings head into Friday night's contest without a true head coach until YUHSD Governing Board approves recommendation

YUMA, Ariz. ( KYMA, KECY-TV ) - The Kofa Kings head into Friday night's football season opener without a true head coach.

Alfonzo Brown who spent six season at Gila Ridge was named Kofa's head coach in April and recently was let go due to personnel issues.

"That's all I can say is personnel issues," Kofa Athletic Director Joe Daily said. "I can't go any deeper into it than that."

Daily said earlier this week that he'd have a successor by the end the of the week. True to his word, Daily announced the recommendation of assistant coach Pablo Cota for the head coaching position.

"All we can do is present a recommendation," Daily said. "It won't become official until the YUHSD Governing Board approves the recommendation. They could also deny it. We present the recommendation they have to approve it."

The YUHSD Governing Board doesn't meet again until September 14th.

As it currently stands, the Kings will not have an official head coach on the sidelines when the Kings kickoff the season at Irv Pallack Stadium this Friday night against the Palo Verde Yellow Jackets.

"Coach Cota is still officially an assistant coach until a decision to approve our head coach is made," Daily said. "Coach Cota is also our freshman and sophomore coach so it's a bit of a transition."

Cota will coach the freshman and sophomores on Thursday then turn around to help the the Varsity on Friday.

"Our assistant coaching staff has been doing a phenomenal keeping our program moving forward and the energy is high for our student athletes," Daily said. "The players have been incredible through all of this."

Pablo Cota has been with the Kofa football program since spring ball in April. Cota is in his second year as a teacher on the Kofa High school campus. He teaches in the Social Studies department.

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