Zach Pfantz grew up in Melbourne, Iowa. His football coaching career is taking him back to his roots.
Pfantz, who has coached at Ottumwa for the last four seasons, was approved as Bondurant-Farrar’s new football coach Monday.
He said that he and his wife have lots of family in the Des Moines area, including his parents in Melbourne, about 25 miles down the highway from Bondurant.
Pfantz said he sees an improving team in a community that is growing, too.
“It’s such a program on the rise,” Pfantz said. “There’s so much new going on.”
Bondurant-Farrar recently built a new high school building and opened a $4.2 million football stadium in the fall. The football team went 6-4 and reached the playoffs.
Pfantz went 17-21 at Ottumwa, including a 5-5 season that ended in a trip to the playoffs last fall.
He was the school’s strength and conditioning coach and will have a similar job at Bondurant-Farrar.
Pfantz was approved by the Bondurant-Farrar school board Monday night. He starts his duties in June.