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Football

Pima Football started in 2001 and is entering its fourteenth 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 thirteen 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

Coaching Staff

Head Coach:     Jim Monaco- 520-206-6700;  jmonaco@pima.edu

Assistant Coaches:

  • Nate Gahn (Running Backs)
  • George Kelly (Safeties)
  • Jim Yencarelli (Offensive Line/Special Teams Coordinator)
  • Danny Linden (Offensive Line)
  • Pat Ryden (Defensive Coordinator;Linebackers)
  • Mark Teixeira (Corners)
  • Jeff Watson (Equipment Manager)
  • Brian Hernandez (Offensive Line/Recruiting)
  • John Carbajal (Offensive Line)
  • Walter Henderson (Speed/Conditioning)
  • Adam Greenthal (Graduate Assistant Coach)

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LINEMAN CHALLENGE & PASSING TOURNAMENT:

Pima Community College Football will hold a Lineman Challenge and Passing Tournament on Saturday, May 30, 2015, at the Kino North Sports Complex Fields, 2500 E. Ajo Way in Tucson AZ.  The Lineman Challenge will be from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM and the Passing Tournament will be 7:00 AM to completion.  Entry fee for the Lineman Challenge will be $125 per team and includes ten T-Shirts.  The Passing Tournament entry fee is $225 per team and includes 24 T-Shirts for players and coaches.  Head Coaches need to complete the Sign-Up Sheet to be mailed with check(s) for entry fee(s) payable to Pima Football by May 1st to Pima CC Football, 2202 W. Anklam Rd, Tucson AZ  85709-0285.  All athletes must bring their completed Parental Permission Form Medical Release (2 pages) to the event to participate.  The Passing Tourney Rules list the parameters for this one day event.  For any additional information, please contact Head Football Coach, Jim Monaco, at 520-206-6700 (office) or 520-275-9130 (cell).

TRYOUT CAMP ON JUNE 13, 2015:

Pima Football will hold a Tryout Camp on Saturday, June 13th, from 9AM-12PM at Pima CC West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Rd, Tucson AZ.  All athletes must bring a copy of their physical obtained after June 14, 2014 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 no later than June 5th 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.