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Football

Pima Football started in 2001 and is entering its thirteenth season in the Western States Football League.  The program's highlights include its first bowl appearance in 2004, defeating Kilgore College in the Pilgrim's Pride Bowl, and a 7-3 record in 2002.  The program has transferred student athletes to the University of Arizona football program,  Michigan State University, University of California at Berkeley, East Carolina University, and Southern Methodist University.

The Western States Football League is one of the most competitive conferences in the country.  Four year colleges and universities from all over the United States heavily recruit from all the member schools, ensuring high visibility for student athletes with aspirations of continuing their education.

The program's mission statement has always been to recruit athletes primarily from Tucson and Southern Arizona.  As the only community college in Southern Arizona, we are committed to be the first option for athletes wishing to compete in college football.

In its first twelve seasons, the football team has evolved with the commitment to give its players and staff a Division I experience with the facilities, resources and educational support at hand.

Home Field:  Kino North Grandstand, 2500 E. Ajo Way, Tucson, AZ

Game Admission:  $5.00 General;  $3.00 Students

Head Coach:     Jim Monaco- 520-206-6700

Email:  jmonaco@pima.edu 

Assistant Coaches:
  • Nate Gahn (Running Backs)
  • Carter Jones (Special Teams Coordinator)
  • Danny Linden (Offensive Line)
  • Pat Ryden (Defensive Coordinator;Linebackers)
  • Ryan Scherling (Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers)
  • Mark Teixeira (Corners)
  • Jeff Watson (Equipment Manager)
  • Matthew Willard (Defensive Line
  • Jim Yencarelli (Offensive Line)

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 TRYOUT CAMP ON MAY 10, 2014

Pima Football will hold a Tryout Camp on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 7AM-10AM at Pima CC West Campus Aztecs Football Field, 2202 W. Anklam Rd, Tucson AZ.  All athletes must bring a copy of their physical obtained after July 10, 2013 to be reviewed prior to participation.

If you do not have a copy of your physical, please have your physician complete the Pre-Participation Physical.  All physicals must be brought to Pima's Athletic Trainers at West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Road, by Friday, May 9th for review.  A non-refundable $20 cash registration payment must be brought to the Tryout Camp.  Please bring the completed Registration/Consent Form to Tryouts.  A description of drills and other requirements, including cleats, are listed on the Camp Format.  All athletes will participate in various football drills and be evaluated in the areas of speed, power, agility, and strength.  Registration will be from 7:00-8:00AM, with physical testing 8:00-9:00AM and drills from 9:00-10:00AM.  For more information, please contact Head Coach Jim Monaco at (520) 206-6700 or his cell at (520) 275-9130.  Coach Monaco can also be reached via e-mail: jmonaco@pima.edu.