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Chris Hanson

Desert Vista High School

4A-5A Coach of the Year

Chris has been a member of the Desert Vista coaching staff since 1996. He contiues to make postive contributions in all facets of his coaching career at Desert Vista High School. His leadership style is one of serving his athletes and modeling what it means to be a motivator, mentor and leader. Chris does not shy away from challenges and has always demonstrated a desire to assit student athletes and calleagues. His leadership abilities have been observed in his daily interatctions within his team and as a contributor to the overall DVHS athletic program. 

Even with all the success of his teams Chris continues to trive to make his programs better. He takes his student athletes to the next level athletically, mentally and emotionally. Nike ranked the 2007 and 2008 boys' track & field team number one in the nation. Chris has led his teams to 12 state championships and 10 state runner up finishes. His teams have earned 25 Region Championships as well. The boys' cross country team are the 2014 and 2015 back to back state champions. Also, the boy's track team is the defending 2015 state champion. 

Not only is Chris a large part of the success at Desert Vista he is a physical education teacher at the middle school, Kyrene Akimal. He has been at Akimal since 1992 and has coached cross country and track at the middle school since the inception of Akimal. When he is not coaching, Chris sponors the Fellowship of Christian Athlete Club at the middle school. 



Events for the week of October 23, 2017

Monday, October 23, 2017

Hardship Appeals (Winter Sports) - 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Thursday, October 26, 2017

SMAC Meeting - 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Basketball Officials Meeting - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Football Bracket Show - Famous Daves - 7:00 am - 11:00 am

Winter Sports Coaches Meeting - Pinnacle High School - 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Girls Volleyball Bracket Show - AIA Office - 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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2018-2020 AIA Conference and Region Alignments
The initial conference and region placements are now available via the following link:

Member schools have the ability to appeal their conference and/or region placement by utilizing the below form, which must be submitted no later than Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 at 2 p.m.
Conference and/or Region Placement Appeal Form