Head Coach: Paul Funches

· Paul Funches will use his experience in Post Grad Football to help build the Goodyear Wranglers into a top program.

· Paul was Coach of the Year and NPGAA National Champions in 2021.

· Paul Funches was the founder of Liberty Prep sport's academy in 2018

· In Liberty Prep's first season Paul lead the Freedmen to an 11-1 record

Paul brings to the table more than 16 years of coaching and management experience. He first got into coaching in 2007 as a student grad assistant at Franklin College. He then got out of coaching to become a supervisor at Atterbury Job Corps Center. There he helped young men between the ages of 16 and 22 develop healthy social skills to allow them to become more responsible members of society. After leaving Atterbury Paul moved to Marion, Indiana where he got back into coaching at the local high school serving as the varsity defensive coordinator, leading one of the top defensesin the state of Indiana. After coaching at Marion High School from 2011-2016 Paul got back into college coaching as the running backs coach at Indiana Wesleyan University. There Paul was able to use his experience as a player and coach at Franklin College to help his current players adjust to lifestyle of being a college student athlete. After three years at Indiana Wesleyan Paul left to open his own Post Grad/Junior College football program, Liberty Prep Sports Academy, with the soul purpose of developing and preparing young men to get into and be successful at a four year university. In Liberty Prep's first season Paul lead the Freedmen to an 11-1 record, eight straight weeks with a #1 national post grad ranking, a Great Lakes Conference championship, and a NPGAA national championship. Also as Liberty's defensive coordinator Liberty had the #1 defense in the country. Paul would also win NPGAA national coach of the year. Throughout his years of working and coaching young people he has developed the knowledge base to help individuals, families, and organizations to make the right decisions when it comes to life and making the right decision for college.

Goodyear Wranglers is one of the first private junior college football teams in Arizona whose program will help post-high school football players develop academically, athletically and physically to reach their goal of playing major college football.


163W 1600S STE 5

St. George UT, 84770

Coach Paul Funches - Head Coach

(317) 910-1375

Mark Brady - Commissioner of Football


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