BHS finds new football boss


                Brighton High School’s new football coach has been on staff at BHS for more than 20 years as both a coach and a teacher.

                Chris Flynn takes over a Bulldogs’ program that came within a whisker of advancing to the state 4A playoffs in the shortened 2020 fall season. Flynn replaces Jeff Giger, who stepped down earlier this spring to take over the program at Erie High School.

                “We were fortunate enough to have a well-rounded pool of candidates and a wonderful interview team with representation from student-athletes, parents, head coaches and administration who helped with this selection process,” said outgoing BHS athletic director Lindsey Solano in an email. “We are eager to help make this transition as smooth as possible and look forward to the continued growth and success of Brighton football.”

            Flynn teaches business education at BHS. 

                Giger led the Bulldogs’ program for two years. BHS made the state playoffs in 2019. Giger’s teams compiled a 10-7 record.

"I just felt like I could not provide them all the resources they needed to be successful at the 4A level," he said by email.

            Before joining Brighton, Giger spent 13 years at class 1A Strasburg High School. In 2016, he was the Denver Broncos High School Football Coach of the Year. He guided the Indians to a state title in 2016. 

                More than 40 players could return to the BHS program by the time practice starts later this summer.



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