Football

Steve Coburn – Head Coach

Coaching Staff / 2020-21

Team: Boys Varsity Football
Position: Head Coach
Email: steve.coburn@wasatch.edu
Bio:

Coach Coburn Bio

Growing up in Idaho Falls, Idaho, Coach Coburn went to Bonneville High School, where he was a three sport athlete; football, wrestling and track, earning All-Region, District in football. After getting scholarships in football, he played at Montana Tech and Ricks College and lettered at both institutions. After earning an Associates Degree in Physical Education/Health Education at Ricks College he transferred to BYU where he earned his Bachelors Degree in Physical Education/Health/Driver Education. Later he earned a MEd in Instructional Technology from USU.

Coach Coburn has coaching experience at high schools as both an assistant and head coach. He spent ten seasons at Snow College, Ephraim, Utah as defensive coordinator, head coach and special teams coordinator/RB coach. As head coach at Snow College his teams had an overall record of 53-7, five conference championships, five bowl games, five NJCAA Top 5 finishes, two NJCAA #2 finishes, three time WSFL Coach of the Year. Placing many players in major colleges throughout the nation, ie; BYU, Utah, Utah State, USC, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Kansas, Washington State, Arizona. He is entering his ninth season as Head Football coach at Wasatch High School Fall 2020. Serving as both the offensive and defensive coordinator.

Coach and Laurel (TMS English teacher) have five children, seven grandchildren; Stevanie (Granddaughter Reva Ann) Preston (Ciara, grandsons Graham, Oliver and Rhys), Jeremy (Lynzie, grandson Ryker and granddaughter Maiya)…Taylor (Kyall), Blake (Annika, granddaughter Kylie)

Coach Coburn

Derik Bringhurst – Assistant Head Coach/Varsity Offensive Line/Varsity Run Game Coordinator

Coaching Staff / 2020-21

Team: Boys Varsity Football
Position: Assistant Head Coach – Varsity Offensive Line/Varsity Run Game Coordinator
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Coach Bringhurst graduated from Lone Peak High School in 1998 where he was a three sport athlete. He was 1st team All-State in football. He then went on to play football at Ricks College(BYU Idaho), Snow College, and Southern Utah University where he was a four year letterman and four year starter. He was coached by Coach Coburn at Snow College in 2002. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Southern Utah University and is a Mild/Moderate Resource Teacher at Timpanogos Middle School.

Coach Bringhurst’s coaching experience includes two years at North Sanpete High and is going into his ninth year at Wasatch High School as the offensive line coach.

Coach Bringhurst and his wife Melissa have three children(Ethan, Peter, and Kate) and love being a part of the Wasatch community. Melissa is an elementary teacher at Heber Valley Elementary.

 Coach Bringhurst

Tyler Baird – Wide receivers coach/ Freshman Offensive Coordinator 

Coaching Staff / 2020-21

Team: Boys Varsity Football
Position: Assistant Coach
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Tyler was born and raised in Heber City where he graduated from Wasatch High School in 2006. He received all-state honors in football, basketball, and baseball while attending Wasatch High. After high school he served an LDS mission in Monterrey, Mexico. After returning from his mission he went to school at SUU, UVU, and received his bachelor’s degree from Utah State University. He is currently working as a Special Education Teacher at Wasatch High School.

Tyler has been coaching football at Wasatch High School since 2010, during that time he has worked as the QB coach, Running Backs coach, Wide Receivers coach, JV Offensive Coordinator, and since 2014 has been the Varsity Offensive Coordinator and QB coach. Tyler is married to Abby Graham Baird who is also a graduate of Wasatch High School. They have two little girls, Taylee and Tessa, and a little boy, Bradley Blaik

.Coach Baird

Doug Kinsman – Varsity Linebackers

Coaching Staff / 2020-21

Team: Boys Varsity Football
Position: Assistant Coach
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Douglas Kinsman, age 54, birthday 02/29/1960 (Leap Year).

Married to Carol Kinsman for 21 years.  Carol works for the United States Attorney’s Office in Salt Lake City. She has been a Federal employee for 24 years. We have 2 children ,Christina and Danielle, both reside in Raleigh, North Carolina. We have 2 grandchildren, Jamiison, 5 years old and Jayden 6 years old. Jayden lives with Carol and I and attends Midway Elementary. He is in the 1st grade.

This is our second year here in Utah, after moving from Raleigh, North Carolina where we had lived for the past 15 years.

 I have been teaching for 22 years , this being my second year here at Wasatch, after retiring from the North Carolina school system where I taught for 20 years. I have a Master’s Degree in Physical Education that I received from North Carolina Central University. I received my Bachelor’s Degree from Western Carolina University in Health And Physical Education.

I played two years of Division 1 football at Western Carolina.

This is my 16th year of coaching high school football.

 We are both very excited about living here in Heber, Carol and I are both outdoor people and have fallen in love with the Utah outdoors!!!  I am also the Head Varsity Softball Coach.

Coach Kinsman

Rob Fredericks – Sophomore Head Coach/Defensive Line

Coaching Staff / 2020-21

Team: Boys Sophomore Football
Position: Head Coach
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Rob Fredericks graduated from Broomfield High School in 1992. He played Varsity Football and Baseball. Following high school he attended Ricks College and earned an Associates of Arts and Science in Elementary Education. After Ricks he attended Brigham Young University where he earned a BS in Technology Education, and a PE Minor. While student teaching, he coached football at West Jordan High School.

Following Graduation in 2000, Rob, and his wife Pam, moved to the Heber Valley to teach at Wasatch High School. Rob was invited to join Ron Tree’s football staff, and has been coaching ever since. He has coached linemen, and has had coaching responsibilities on the JV and Sophomore teams. Currently he is coaching defensive linemen, and is the Sophomore team head coach.

Rob also earned his Master Degree in 2005  from Brigham Young University, and is the Skills USA advisor at Wasatch High School.

Coach Fredericks

Stanton Akana – Varsity Outside Linebackers

Coaching Staff / 2020-21

Team: Boys Varsity Football
Position: Varsity Safeties Coach/ Varsity Defensive Coordinator
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From Honolulu, Hawaii.  Attended High School at Kamehameha Schools and was a three-sport Letterman in Football, Basketball, and Baseball where he was a 1st team All – I.L.H. Linebacker, 1st team All-State Linebacker, and Prep All-American.  Was on two State Championship teams his junior and senior years.  Went on to play football at Ricks College where he was a two time All-American as a linebacker. Moved on to BYU and played linebacker.

Graduated from BYU in education and has been teaching for the past 25 years.  Has been coaching football for 25 years (Timpview, Provo, Orem, and Timpanogos).  Is in his first year coaching at Wasatch and will be coaching the Outside linebackers.

Teaches Physical Education at Rocky Mountain Middle School.

Coach Akana and his wife Joleen have four beautiful children.

Coach Akana

Jon Kovach Jr. 

Coaching Staff / 2020-21

Team: Boys Varsity Football
Position: Varsity Wide Receivers coach/ JV offensive coordinator                                                                                                          Email:
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Jon graduated high school from Rocky Mountain High School located in Fort Collins, CO, in 2008. He received team, conference, and regional honors in football, basketball, and track and field while attending Rocky Mountain. After high school, he served an LDS mission in Manila, Philippines. After returning from his mission he competed in the collegiate decathlon at Colorado State University as an unattached athlete. He attended the LDS Business College and Utah Valley University and received a bachelor’s degree from UVU in Communications, Public Relations, with an emphasis on entrepreneurship and business. He currently owns and operates his own businesses headquartered in Heber City as an international motivational speaker, mastermind facilitator, and accountability coach. His companies, Champion Circle, Amplified Minds, and Content Caddie, help executives, business owners, and entrepreneurs globally.

Jon has been coaching track and field since 2011 and football since 2019. During his time as a football coach at Wasatch High, he has worked as the varsity Wide Receivers coach and JV Offensive Coordinator. Jon is married to Jillian Kovach and has been a resident of Wasatch County since 2018.

 

Chase Roberts

Coaching Staff / 2020-21

Team:  Boys Varsity Football
Position:Varsity quarterback coach / Varsity Offensive coordinatorEmail:
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Coach Roberts is entering his first season as the Quarterback Coach/Co-Offensive Coordinator at Wasatch. He is excited to be a part of a fast-paced and exciting offense. Before coming to the Heber Valley, he was most recently the QB coach at Heber Springs, AR. Along with other stops in Missouri and Arkansas high schools, Coach Roberts was a graduate assistant at the University of Central Arkansas, where he worked for a year with the QBs as an assistant to the OC, and also a year with the WRs.

Born and raised for the most part in Greenbrier, Arkansas, Chase’s first memory of a Scholastic book order was the book, How to Draw Football Plays, along with a whiteboard and expo marker. Football has been a part of his life since! Coach Roberts teaches math at Rocky Mountain Middle School in the Wasatch District. He is excited to be a part of a growing district in a beautiful part of the country.

Chase is married to his wife, Becky, and they have two children, Davy and Elizabeth, with another young gun coming in the fall of 2020…hopefully after a state championship! The Roberts love to snow ski (a huge perk with Utah!), hunt, and trail run.

 

Devin Lindley

Coaching Staff / 2020-21

Team: Boys Varsity Football
Position: Varsity Inside Receivers coach/ Varsity Offensive Coordinator
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Devin was born and raised in Wellsville, UT and graduated High School from Mountain Crest High School in 2003. He played football and wrestled at MCHS and was on two state championship teams. One in 2001 4A Football State champions, the second one 2002 4A Wrestling State Champions. After high school Devin served an LDS mission in Nuku’alofa, Tonga. After a two year mission Devin attended UVU and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from UVU. He is teaching PE, Health, and LEAD classes this year at Wasatch High School.
Devin is starting his 10th year coaching. He started in 2011 at Westlake High School coaching Freshman and working with HUDL analysis. From 2012-2015 he started teaching at Pleasant Grove High School and was varsity offensive line coach and the Sophomore head coach in 2015. In 2016 Devin was the head coach at North Sevier High School. This is Devin’s first year at Wasatch.
Devin is married to Angela Bradford Lindley from Blanding, UT and she works as a Nursing instructor at Provo College. They have two girls, Haven, 8 years old, and Holland, 4 years old.

 

Alex Flack

Coaching Staff / 2020-21

Team: Boys Varsity Football / JV Football
Position: Varsity Defensive Line Coach/ JV defensive coordinator
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Alex moved to Heber City at the age of 11 and graduated from Wasatch High School in 2012.  While attending Wasatch, he competed in football and track & field for the Wasps.  He is currently working in Heber at Miro Industries.

Alex began coaching football at Wasatch High School in 2018, currently coaching as Varsity Defensive line coach and JV Defensive Coordinator.  His wife Julie is also a graduate of Wasatch High School and they are living happily in Heber City.

 

Lacee Brown 

Team: WHS Football
Position: Medical Professional/Athletic Trainer
Email: Lacee.Brown@imail.org
Bio:

Lacee grew up in Orem Utah graduating from Timpanogos High School in 2007. After high school she moved to Cedar City to attend Southern Utah University.  After taking a year and a half absence from school to serve an LDS mission in Richmond Virginia, she graduated in 2013 with a bachelors in Athletic Training. Lacee started at Wasatch High School as the Athletic Trainer in 2013.

As an employee of Intermountain Healthcare Lacee works closely with Doctors and Physical Therapists to provide the best possible care for our athletes.  Her job duties at Wasatch High School include; injury prevention, emergency coverage, injury evaluation, and injury rehabilitation. She also works with student interns who are interested in the sports medicine field to help them expand their knowledge and experience.