Raiders hire new head coach for the 2015-16 5A high school football season
KUSA — The Regis Jesuit Raiders have hired Danny Filleman, formerly of Peoria Liberty (Peoria, AZ), to step in as head football coach after Mark Nolan.
Nolan announced in late March that he would be leaving the Raiders to join Notre Dame Prep in Scottsdale, AZ. It took about a month for the Raiders to replace Nolan. The Liberty Lions, Filleman’s former team, play in the same league as Nolan’s new school Notre Dame Prep. Liberty won 35-10 last season.
Filleman helped lead the Lions to the Division II State Championship against Centennial last season losing 26-14. His overall coaching record is 66-19 and in his nine years coaching at Liberty, he’s led the Lions to the quarterfinals four times and was named state runner-up twice.
He will take over a Raiders team that also did well last season, finishing 10-2 but ended up losing in the quarterfinals to the 5A State Champions, Cherry Creek.
In a press release, Charisse Broderick King, Regis’ Director of Communications, says the school is excited about the hire. “Regis Jesuit High School is eager to welcome Danny and his family into the community,” Broderick King said. “His proven ability to build a program based on Christian values and beliefs will continue our tradition of giving student-athletes a strong base in their faith and how they can apply it to excel in athletics, academics and life.”