Football

Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, the San Tan Charter School football program won its first state title in its first year of varsity football. While 2017 wasn’t the first year STCS had fielded a football team, to win a state title in its first year of varsity eight-man football is quite an accomplishment.

Our football team continues to work every day to become a championship level football team. The players work every day to become the student-athlete we want our young men to be and the men of character we want them to become.

With excellence expected in the classroom, on the football field, in the weight room, around campus, and in the Gilbert community, San Tan Charter School Football is building a championship level program with elite Division I level players.

Kerry Taylor
Varsity High School Tackle Football
Head Coach

Growing up in Chandler, AZ, I played football at Hamilton High School where I was part of 2 State Championships. I then went on to play at Arizona State University where I was part of the 2007 PAC-10 Championship team. I graduated from ASU in 2011 and was fortunate enough to continue my playing career in the National Football League as a wide receiver, and kick returner for 4 seasons. 

After my playing days wrapped up I knew I wanted to get into coaching. I have coached at the High School level for 4 years and have also coached at the college level. I coached at Phoenix College and also Oregon State University.

I am very excited about joining the San Tan Charter family and building a top-notch football program. I believe this football program is ready to take the next step into the AIA conference where we expect to compete for a Championship. We will have a professional program that prepares our student-athletes for life after high school. 


Brian Echols
Varsity High School Tackle Football
Assistant Coach

Coach Echols earned an athletic scholarship to play for Michigan State University and was a starter on Special Teams as a freshman and later earned the position of Safety. In 1996 Coach Echols had the opportunity to play in the NFL for the NY Jets and San Francisco 49ers. Coach Echols is the Owner of Ultimate Development Athletics and was the former Athletic Director of AZ Compass Prep in Chandler. Mr. Echols has a Bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and will be teaching Strength and Conditioning at San Tan.


Jimmy Ray
Varsity High School Tackle Football
Assistant Coach

Coach Ray was born in California and grew up in Apache Junction, Arizona. Coach Ray earned his Bachelors degree in Elementary Education from Arizona State University and his Masters of Education Curriculum and Instruction and Administration from Northern Arizona University. He is entering his 23rd year of teaching math and athletics.

Coach Ray’s academic and athletic career has included Apache Junction and Williams Field High Schools, the Mesa Community College District, and Arizona State University.  Coach Ray brings to San Tan an extensive background in coaching football, track, girls basketball, and club softball.


Dane Roberts
Flag Football – Team 1
Head Coach

San Tan Charter School has seen a great deal of success over the past few years with regards to both tackle and flag football and we continue to be proud of all the opportunities that our boys have been given with regards to all state teams and college scholarships. Our Flag Football program focuses on building the fundamentals of football and instills the motto of “Family” that resonates in our football programs. 

San Tan Charter School has seen a great deal of success over the past few years with regards to both tackle and flag football. We continue to be proud of all the opportunities that our boys have been given with regards to all state teams and college scholarships. During the 2017-2018 Fall Season our 8-Man Varsity Tackle team had 6 members who were named All State. In the 2018 – 2019 school year, our Varsity Tackle Football team expanded from an 8-man team to an 11-man team. In addition, we inaugurate our Power campus and new football stadium. Our team ended the 2018-2019 season with one player making the All State list. The 2019-2020 school year was an exciting year for our Varsity team! Led by Coach Stephen Walker and his coaching staff, our Varsity 11 Man Tackle team won the State Championship and had 4 players named All State. It’s an exciting time to be a Roadrunner!

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