Fossil Ridge High School filled one coaching vacancy, but another has opened up after a state champion coach resigned.
Athletic director Ken Denning said Tuesday that girls swimming coach Tasha Marchant has stepped down to spend more time with her family.
“At the end of the day, I just don’t want the time away from my family,” said Marchant, who’s daughter turned 1 this summer. “It’s a lot of time, and awkward times with swimming.”
Marchant led the SaberCats to a Class 5A state title in the 2014-15 season. She coached two seasons in her second stint as Fossil Ridge’s coach, with the SaberCats finishing third in 2013-14.
“I think if they remain cohesive as a team, they could be the best team in the state again next year, Marchant said. “There’s incredible talent. It will be fun to watch them through the next year.”
Denning said he’ll post the job opening on the Poudre School District website in the next week.
Denning also said Tuesday that Joseph Zambrano has been hired as the wrestling coach.
The 28-year-old wrestled at New Mexico Highlands University, a Division II school in Las Vegas, New Mexico and coached a couple years at a high school in Albuquerque.
“I’m very excited and looking forward to it,” Zambrano said. “I can relate to them and my experience will be there to help guide them.”
He replaces Brian Killion, who stepped down from the position in the spring. Zambrano works at Colorado State University and will be the second wrestling coach in Fossil Ridge’s history.
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