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.

Stephen Walker
Head Coach
Tackle Football Coach

Coach Steven Walker joined the Roadrunner coaching staff in the 2016 season and helped lead the Roadrunner’s to their first Football State Championship in 2017. Coach Walker has had much success on the field as a running back and linebacker for the 2000 & 2001 Red Mountain High School State Championship football teams, earning All-American & All-State honors his senior year. After graduating from Red Mountain, Coach Walker earned a scholarship and played at the University of North Dakota. Coach Walker comes to San Tan from Red Mountain High School where he was the Freshman Assistant Coach, leading the team to many undefeated seasons. Mr. Walker has a Bachelor of Science from Arizona State University and teaches Math at the San Tan Charter School Power Campus.

Coach Walker was recently interviewed by longtime Arizona Sports reporter, Kevin McCabe, on AzPreps Live.  You can listen to the interview here.


Brian Echols
Head Coach
Flag Football 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.

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.

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. In the 2018 – 2019 school year, our tackle football team expands from an 8-man team to an 11-man team. In addition, we inaugurate our Power campus and new football stadium. It’s an exciting time to be a Roadrunner!

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