Coaches

A Word from Jason Mohns

Varsity Head Football Coach

Saguaro Football Family,

Welcome to the 2019 Season of Saguaro Sabercat Football!

Head Coach Jason Mohns enters his 8th season at the helm of the Saguaro Football program, and 13th season overall with the Sabercats.

In seven seasons as head coach at Saguaro, Mohns has compiled a 86-10 record, including a state record six consecutive State Championship tiles. Coach Mohns was named the AIA Division III Coach of the Year in both 2013 and 2014. He was named the National Football Foundation Arizona Football Coach of the Year in 2015, the News Channel 12 Friday Night Fever Arizona Coach of the Year in 2016, and the Arizona Cardinals High School Football Coach of the Year in 2017. Coach Mohns was a finalist for the NFL’s Don Shula National Coach of the Year Award in 2017. In 2018, Coach Mohns was named one of three recipients of the Innaugural Whataburger/MaxPreps Heart and Soul of the Game Award, for coaches who set an example of leadership to his team and in the community.

The 2018 Sabercats extended their historic run of state titles, becoming the first team in the history of Arizona to win six consecutive state championships with their 42-16 victory over Salpointe Catholic in the 4A state title game. The ‘Cats finished the season 13-1, with 12 consecutive victories to close out the season. The 2018 playoff run was a dominating display of football, as the Sabercats outscored their four playoff opponents 221 – 28, including shutouts in the opening round and quarterfinals.

Coach Mohns joined the Sabercats in 2007 as the Head Freshman Football Coach. Mohns served as the Varsity Running Back’s Coach in 2010 before taking over as Offensive Coordinator in 2011. Coach Mohns’ 2011 Saguaro offense set multiple State records and finished ranked 2ndin the nation in both total points scored and points per game average. The offense led the State in rushing, total yards and scoring and was top 10 in almost every other major offensive category.

Coach Mohns started his H.S. Football coaching career at Scottsdale Salt River High School, where he served 1 year as the Varsity WR’s Coach and 2 years as the Varsity Head Coach. In his second year as Head Coach, the Eagles finished the regular season with the schools first ever winning record of 5-3 and qualified for the State Playoffs for the first time in school history.

Jason graduated from Arizona State University in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. While enrolled in school at Arizona State, Coach Mohns founded the Scottsdale Argonauts Youth Football Club. The Argos program has produced numerous State Championship teams and has been crowned National Champions an astounding 5 times. While Coach Mohns no longer coaches any of the teams in the Argos program, he still volunteers much of his time working with youth athletes at local camps and clinics.

Coach Mohns was named the Head Coach of the West Team in the 2018 Army All-American Game in San Antonio, Texas. In 2017 Coach Mohns served as the Head Coach for the USA Football Under-16 National Team, leading the team to an International Bowl victory over Team Canada. Mohns also served as Offensive Coordinator and QB Coach in the 2017 US Army All-American game and QB Coach in the 2016 Semper Fidelis All-American game. Coach Mohns is a Master Trainer for USA Football’s Heads Up Football program, and travels around the country to give clinics on player safety and blocking and tackling fundamentals.

Coaching is in Coach Mohns’ blood as his late father Greg Mohns was a long-time college and pro football Coach. Greg coached with legends like Bum Phillips at Oklahoma State and Frank Kush at Arizona State. His career spanned nearly 40 years with stops in the NFL, CFL, UFL, XFL and numerous Division I college programs. Jason’s mom Amy owned and operated the Arizona Angels Dance Studio in Scottsdale for over 25 years.

Along with assuming the responsibilities of the Head Football Coach, Jason is also a teacher in the Physical Education Department at Saguaro.

Jason is married to his best friend Sara, and they currently live in Scottsdale with their two-year old daughter Kendall, their 9-month old son Baker, and their two boxers – Macy and Bo Jackson.