2013 high school football preview: Soccer team's state title an inspiration for American Leadership Eagles football
(5 returning starters; 4-3 defense)
Ryan worked as defensive coordinator before becoming head coach and will keep his system largely in place.
"I like the talent we have on defense and hopefully the offense can be productive enough that they don't have to be on the field as much as we've had to in the past," he said.
Coaches preseason 2A North straw poll: Sixth
Deseret News Region 4 prediction: Sixth
Bottom line: Increased depth should provide more than two wins for ALA this season. Should the team remain healthy throughout the season it could make a push for the postseason.
Felt’s Facts for American Leadership Academy
All-time record: 10-59 (7 years)
Region championships: 0
Playoff appearances: 5
All-time playoff record: (0-5)
State championships: 0
State championship record: (0-0)
Most played rivalry: Seven meetings with Manti dating back to 2006. Manti leads 7-0.
Felt’s Factoid(s): ALA is one of six private schools that compete in football. ... Eagle Jordan Lamb is one of just 16 prep gridders in Utah to return an interception 100 yards (2011).
American Leadership coaching history
2013 – Chase Ryan (0-0)
2012 — Bobby Kauo (2-7)
2009-2011 — David Lewis (6-25)
2007-2008 — Tom Fell (1-19)
2006 — Ron Olsen (1-8)
Deseret News First Team all-staters the past 10 years
To view second team and honorable mention all-staters through the years, check out the Deseret News All-State Archives.
American Leadership Academy quarterback Hunter Smith talks about his team and expectations for the 2013 season.