Scott Criner hired as next Rocky Mountain High football coach

After spending the past five seasons as the offensive coordinator for the Eagle High football team, Scott Criner decided he was ready to be a head coach again.

The Rocky Mountain football community couldn’t be happier.

The 53-year-old Criner was named the Grizzlies’ new head coach Tuesday. He takes over for Jason Warr, who resigned at the end of the season.

“I think there are some great jobs here in the state, and I thought Rocky was one of them,” Criner said.

“I’ve had the chance to watch (Eagle coach) Paul Peterson do a tremendous job. I felt like I’d like to emulate some of the things that he’s done with some of the things that I’ve done in the past, kind of mix those two. I was just ready for the next challenge, ready to go to another level.”

Read more about this story in Wednesday's Idaho Statesman.

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