Brophy Names Jason Jewell to Head Football Program

PHOENIX – March 21, 2019 – Brophy College Preparatory announced today that Jason Jewell has been chosen to lead the school’s football program, replacing Jon Kitna, who accepted a coaching position with the Dallas Cowboys in January.

Jewell, a Central Phoenix native, has been an assistant coach at Glendale Community College for 12 years. A hallmark of Jewell’s coaching style has been his commitment to developing strong relationships with his players and his success in helping them pursue their goals – whether football-related or not.

In making the announcement, Principal Bob Ryan commented, “We were blessed to have had so many great candidates to consider. I am excited to have Jason join our faculty and am confident that he will be effective and successful in leading our football program into the future. Paramount to his coaching success has been his ability to develop and sustain relationships, producing great players and even better human beings. I look forward to the ways he will engage in the formation of our students, on and off the field.”

Jewell said, “I am incredibly honored to be named Brophy’s next football coach. I have big shoes to fill. Coach Kitna did a great job last year, and I have the utmost respect for Coach Molander and the foundation he laid here.” He continued, “I am blessed that coaching football and mentoring young men is how I get to spend every day. Nothing makes me more excited than to wake up each morning and know that I get the chance to impact lives.”

Bronco football has been a perennial playoff contender during most of the program’s history. Brophy plays in the Premier Region of the Arizona Interscholastic Association Division 6A conference, facing some of Arizona’s most storied football programs.

Brophy will field a team of talented assistant and specialty coaches to support Coach Jewell as he gears up for the 2019-20 season which opens Aug. 23 at home vs. Liberty.