July 31, 2017
Legendary Amphitheatre High School Football Coach Vern Friedli died last week. Coach Friedli was inducted into the Pima County Sports Hall of Fame in 1994. Coach Friedli graduated with Honors from the University of Arizona then started coaching at Sunnyside Jr. High in 1961, and later held championship coaching assignments in Morenci, Casa Grande, and San Manuel. A long time coach at Amphi, Friedli is considered to be one of the best football coaches ever in the state of Arizona finishing his career with 166 wins.
Amphitheater High School will hold a public memorial for Coach Friedli on Aug. 5, 2017 The service will begin at 3:00 P.M. at the school, located at 125 W. Yavapai Rd.