Dustin Pfeiffer's first big decision as Castle View High School's new head football coach will come months before the start of the season.
Pfeiffer, who is Castle View's track coach, was chosen to …
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Pfeiffer, who is Castle View's track coach, was chosen to lead Sabercats football March 16. He replaces Ryan Hollingshead, who resigned to seek administrative opportunities.
"Football and track take a lot of time," Pfeiffer said. "The biggest thing is I've got two girls. Being the head coach of both might be a little much. That's going to be a decision I need to make in the next month or so whether I'll be able to do that or not."
Pfeiffer has been the Sabercats' defensive coordinator the past five seasons after spending seven years as an assistant football coach at Alamosa, Green Mountain and Chaparral.
"We had a great interview process with a lot of competitive coaches," said Castle View Athletic Director Derek Cordes. "He (Pfeiffer) competed and we're excited to have him."
Promoting a coach that has been on the staff will help the transition.
"Anytime there's a head coaching change that transition from one guy to the next is pretty important and needs to happen pretty fast," Pfeiffer said. "I already feel like we're a little bit behind, just in what we do and how I do things."
Pfeiffer doesn't plan to make any defensive changes but on offense, the Sabercats will line up and run the football.
"I believe you can get caught up some of these flashy offenses," said Pfeiffer. "They might be effective for some schools but that's not my philosophy. We will establish that run game. That's what we're going to do. We are making some changes.
"I feel like our defense over the years has been strong. I'm going to have to lean on some of my defensive assistants a little bit more. Defensively we're going to be the same."
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