Brighton High School football coach Steve Dangerfield is retiring and will be replaced by assistant Lynn Freestone.

Dangerfield cited his duties as the commander of the 19th Special Forces Group of the Utah National Guard and the fact that he is "tired" after more than 20 years of coaching.

A scholastic All-America at BYU, Dangerfield compiled a 143-51 record. He coached for one year at West High, two years at Bingham, five at Viewmont and 13 at Brighton, and was an assistant coach at Utah for two season. His 1971 Viewmont team and his 1982 Brighton squad captured state titles, and the Bengals were runnerups in 1979.

Dangerfield, who will remain at Brighton as a teacher, is a former president of the Utah High School Football Coaches Assocation and was a member of the National Federation of State High School Associations.

Freestone, a former Weber State gridder and wrestler, has been an assistant at Brighton for eight seasons. Earlier this year he was named to head the Clearfield program, but was unable to come to contract terms.