Down And Out At The Count Of Three


No resignations have been turned it but Payson High will lose three of the school’s most high profile coaches and teachers.

Head football coach Josh Anderson is expected to soon step down in order to take over head coaching duties at Dakota State University.

His wife, Stacy Anderson, the Lady Longhorn basketball coach will also resign to follow her husband to DSU. Varsity boys basketball coach Kenny Hayes, also Anderson’s defensive coordinator on the PHS football team, will also resign to become a member of the staff at DSU. Hayes said he will be the defensive coordinator at Dakota State.

The resignations, when they are turned in, will take affect at the end of the current school year.

Josh Anderson’s hiring at DSU was announced Feb. 27 on the school’s website.

In 2008, Josh Anderson led the Longhorns to an unbeaten season (14-0) and the 3A Arizona state championship. At the end of the year he was named the state’s Small School Coach of the Year. Stacy Anderson coached the girl’s basketball team to 24-7 record and the East region regular season and tournament titles.

Hayes, who began four years ago as a freshman coach and worked his way up through the ranks, guided the boys basketball team last year to state runner-up honors. This season, he led the team to the championships of both the East region regular season and tournament.

At the conclusion of the 2007-2008 campaign he was named the East’s Coach of the Year.

Josh Anderson teaches drafting and weight training, Stacy Anderson is a physical education teacher and Hayes is the department chairman of social studies.


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