First-year Father Ryan football coach Brian Rector will have at least a few familiar faces on the Fighting Irish’s sideline next fall.
Rector, who was hired by Father Ryan in February coaching at Centennial High School for the previous five seasons, has brought a pair of former Cougars assistants with him in Wade Privett and Brett Taveau.
“I think when you go somewhere new it’s always important to get some people that are familiar with the system you like as a head coach,” Rector said. “Besides the fact that they are both outstanding teachers and outstanding coaches, the effect that they’ve had on young people makes them a no-brainer.”
“We’re really excited to have them.”
Privett, formerly Centennial’s athletic director, has been named the new defensive coordinator at Father Ryan, while Taveau, who has coached with Rector since 2011, will serve as the Fighting Irish’s offensive coordinator in 2016.
“We are still working on finalizing the staff, but the addition of Coach Privett and Coach Taveau are a giant step in that direction,” Rector said. “We’re a few weeks away from spring ball, and we hope to have most everything finalized by then.”