Talk about a high-pressure interview.
More than 100 parents, community members, parents, coaches and athletes took the chance to give their input on Durango High School football's new coaching hire Saturday, attending a three-hour forum with the six candidates this week.
Durango's interview team gathered written comments from the audience that will be considered for its final recommendation to DHS Principal Diane Lashinky. Her decision is expected by next week.
Former head coach Kyle Davis went 3-7 his first season with the Demons, then went winless last season, during which he had a lengthy period of administrative lead and assistant Bill Dosher assumed head coaching duties. Davis resigned after last season.
All of the following candidates are familiar with Durango, having either lived in the local area or visited recreationally.
Adam ArchibequeArchibeque spent approximately seven years coaching high school football in Colorado and Texas, and was a defensive line coach in Midland, Texas, for the past two seasons. Formerly a physical education teacher, he now works as a salesman. Adam is the cousin of Fort Lewis College senior center Kirk Archibeque.
Robert BoylesAn assistant coach and defensive coordinator in Castle Rock, Boyles has approximately 10 years experience coaching high school football. He is a science teacher.
Gary ComerComer coached high school football for approximately 30 years in Texas. He now works as an athletic director and football coach in Dallas. He is a history and physical education teacher.
Alphonso GarciaGarcia spent 15 years coaching multiple sports in New Mexico and Durango, and is head coach for track and boy's basketball at Escalante Middle School. He is a Spanish teacher and father of Durango girls basketball standout Katerina Garcia.
Eric RoarkAn assistant coach in Grand Prairie, Texas, Roark also has approximately 20 years experience coaching college football, last working as an assistant at Southern Mississippi. Roark is a physical education teacher.
Greg WyattA former All-American college quarterback at Northern Arizona and a free agent acquisition of the San Francisco 49ers, Wyatt is an assistant coach in Phoenix, Ariz. He owns his own business.