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Wheat Ridge taps new football coach

Former Poudre coach Reardon proud to head Farmers

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- The Farmers have finally found their man.

After a long search for a new head football coach the Wheat Ridge has settled on Poudre’s Dan Reardon to replace Reid Kahl, it was announced last week.

Reardon was 5-14 in his two seasons at Poudre, going 3-6 last season and 3-2 in 5A Front Range league play.

Reardon was selected over other finalists that included Niwot’s Josh Brewer and Chaparral’s John Vogt.

“I want to thank all of my players, coaches, and parents for a great two years coaching at Poudre. I am excited about new opportunities for my family and me, but we will always have Poudre in our hearts,” Reardon posted on his Twitter account on Wednesday.

Reardon was introduced to the Farmers’ staff last week. He will become a physical education teacher, the same job he had at Poudre.

Reardon will also have some big shoes to fill as he tries to replace Kahl, who went 63-24 since 2004 and turned Wheat Ridge into a 4A power.

Kahl won two state championships and went to third during his tenure at Wheat Ridge where he became recognized as one of the best high school football coaches in the state.

In addition, USA Today recognized Kahl as one of the top coaches in Colorado.

However, Kahl was let go as Wheat Ridge’s coach after the school district learned he made inappropriate comments about a former player on social media.

Wheat Ridge went 6-4 last season and just missed the playoffs.