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Donnie Yantis

Head Football Coach

Appointed 2020. Coach Yantis arrived at Valor from his most recent role at Arizona State Univesity. His resume includes:

  • 2016-2020 – Arizona State University – Tight End Coach/Assistant Athletic Director for Football Recruiting
  • 2013-2016 – Arizona Christian University – Head Football Coach
  • 2000-2013 – Paradise Valley High School (AZ) – Head Football Coach
  • 1999-2000 – Glendale High School – Head Football Coach
  • 1997-1999 – Paradise Valley High School (AZ) – Defensive Back Coach
  • 1996-1997 – Glendale Community College (AZ) – Defensive Back Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
  • 1995-1996 – Paradise Valley High School – Freshman Football Coach

Among his coaching accomplishments are:

  • 2019 – National Football Foundation Hall of Fame – Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2015 – Arizona Christian University – Central States Football League Champions
  • 2015 – Arizona Christian University – Central States Football League Coach of the Year
  • 2015 – American Football Coach Association – Region 5 Coach of the Year
  • 2014 – Arizona Christian University – NAIA Independent Coach of the Year

Coach Yantis and his wife Laurie are proud parents to Ray and Taylor, and grandparents to Aleah Rae. They are both excited about God’s plans for their family and here at Valor.

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