by Xylenn Nevarez & Mariel Ponce
Pueblo High School welcomes the new football coach, Mr. Jacob Allen, to our community. Allen was born and raised in Tucson, and he expressed that he always wanted to become the head coach of a team that represents Tucson on the State level.
“Pueblo has an incredible community and rich history which made the job impossible to pass up,” Allen said.
He added that he has big plans for Pueblo’s varsity football program.
“I want to build a program that competes with the very best in our State at the 4A level year in and year out,” Allen said. “Our goal every year is to qualify for the State playoffs and compete with the best in the state once we get there.”
He already has next year’s football program practicing for about an hour every day after school, Monday through Friday.
Truly, Allen said that he is “incredibly excited” to have this position as a new coach and hopes to inspire his players.
“I want to let my actions speak louder than my words,” Coach Allen said. “I am here every day, working with our athletes to get them better and prepared for the fall. I expect a lot out of our players, and I try to hold myself to the same standards when it comes to enthusiasm and effort.”