Feb 29, 2012 12:56 AM
TUCSON - Amphitheater high school head football coach Vern Friedli has announced his retirement after 36 seasons at the school.
Among Friedli's credentials are an Arizona-record 331 career wins, a state championship in 1979, plus five of his players at Amphi went on to play in the NFL.
In an email to News 4 Tucson's Ryan Recker on Tuesday, Friedli said, "It was a tough decision. It is very hard to bring to a close, something you have enjoyed doing for so long. I will miss the good times and great kids, and the opportunities to work with them. "