Scooter Molander leaving Eastmark to lead Desert Vista football

Michael Taylor
Michael Taylor

Eastmark head coach Scooter Molander and his son, quarterback Mack Molander (10) during practice at Eastmark High School in Mesa on Aug. 23, 2022.

Scooter Molander, who starred in the Tempe district as a quarterback at Corona del Sol in the 1980s, is returning to that district to become Phoenix Desert Vista’s head football coach.

He is leaving Mesa Eastmark after leading the Firebirds to their first 3A championship last fall. His son Mack, a state champion javelin thrower, led Eastmark at quarterback during his senior season to the title. Scooter Molander started the Queen Creek district school’s program four years ago, rising it to prominence.

Both Desert Vista and Eastmark announced the transition on social media Wednesday morning.

Molander praised the athletics and academic programs at Desert Vista.

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