Saguaro High football coach Jason Mohns has been named a winner of the inaugural MaxPreps Heart and Soul of the Game award, for coaches who set an example of leadership to his team and in the community.
It also recognizes a coach’s passion for his players and inspiration to those around him.
“At MaxPreps, we believe the title ‘coach’ is a high honor,” Andy Beal, president and founder of MaxPreps, said in a news release. “High school coaches, in particular, have a special role to play in the development of our young people. Most high school coaches recognize that the job is more than winning on the field. They understand that the real value in being a coach is the opportunity to positively influence the lives of the young people they touch.
“These coaches are the caring adults who help to mold the young men and women that they touch through their sport. They truly are the Heart and Soul of American sports.”
In seven years at Saguaro, Mohns has 73-9 record and six straight state championships.
Mohns was selected for the award after a marketing campaign by MaxPreps which allows the community to nominate a coach they believe is deserving of the award.
Along with Mohns, Albuquerque, NM., Robertson High’s Leroy Gonzales and Richmond, Tx., Travis High’s Trey Sissom also received the MaxPreps Heart and Soul of the Game award.