The coach’s wife was already wearing a Falcon blue sweater.

Around the coach’s neck was a lanyard — the same shade of blue as the sweater. And, in between Joan and Jeff Scurran was a folded up polo shirt with “Catalina Foothills Football” embroidered on the top left of the shirt.

The Scurrans are ready for a fresh start. Jeff Scurran, who previously coached at Sabino, Santa Rita and Pima Community College, returned to high school football last week when he was hired as the head coach at Foothills.

There, the veteran coach with three state titles to his credit, will try to turn around a program that finished 0-10 this year and has one playoff win in 19 seasons.

Before he begins that challenge, Scurran, 65, chatted with the Daily Star.


Read the full Q&A in Wednesday's Arizona Daily Star.