Former Timpview OC Chad Van Orden will officially coach at Alta

Former Timpview offensive coordinator Chad Van Orden, left, poses with championship trophies.

Former Timpview offensive coordinator Chad Van Orden, left, poses with championship trophies.

SANDY — An already dynamic offense added another weapon to its arsenal, however, he won’t be strapping up this season.

Former Timpview offensive coordinator, Chad Van Orden officially joined the Alta coaching staff, and will oversee the quarterback position while toggling co-offensive coordinator responsibilities with coach Bob Stephens this fall.

The Hawks return quarterback Chipper Lucero, who threw for 3,414 yards and 37 touchdowns in 2012. Receiver Mack Richards, who caught 60 balls for 887 yards and 11 touchdowns, is also back along with tight end Logan Harrison and linemen Dallas Walker and Baron Bruce.

Alta ranked third in 5A in points per game last year.

Van Orden spent 23 years coaching the Thunderbirds, and was widely credited with heightening the integration of the spread offense in the Utah’s high school scene. He won three state championships as the head coach and collectively five more with Louis Wong and Cary Whittingham.

Van Orden will also be reunited with Alta principal Fidel Montero, who was an assistant principal at Timpview while he was coaching in Provo.

Alta travels to East in a highly anticipated opening night bout on Aug. 23.

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6 comments

  1. PigskinFan

    Hopefully you can help Alta beat Syracuse, finally. Alta should finish third this year in the region behind Bingham and Jordan, assuming they can beat rival Brighton; like they typically do. Good Luck coach in this new chapter.

  2. Sam Crenshaw

    Lambournes job was never in jeopardy. Chad got paid 15k more a year in the canyons district. You obviously don’t know much about bingham or there coaching staff. As long as Dave pack is there Lamborne will be the oc.

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