Dietrich High School
Conference: Sawtooth Conference West Division
Classification: 1A D2
Head Coach: Mike Torgerson
Years as Head Coach: 1st
Previous Experience: Assistant Coach 2011, 2013
Record Last Year: 8-2
State Titles: State Champs 1966, 3rd Place 2013, 2012
Brett Peterson, Ben Hoskinson, Spencer Bingham, Rick Astle, Steve Hendricks
Who do you have coming back this year?
(Austin Fenstermaker Sr 200 6’3” LB/DL 2014 All State DL)
(Liam Bingham Sr 160 5’10” CR)
(Garrett Astle So 165 5’10” CR/FS)
(Tanner Ward So 165 5’10” SS/LB)
(Porter Robertson So 160 5’10” LB)
Any Returning Players with Honors?
Austin Fenstermaker 2014 All State DL/OL
Any “Key Players” that you lost from last year?
Hazen Weber, Chandle Tew, Cooper Astle, Rashon Norman. All 4 year starters. You can’t replace experience!!
Do you have any new incoming “impact” players?
Trey Dill Sr 180 6’4” QB/WR/DE. Alex Hurtado JR 180 5’9” OL/DL
As a team, what are your offensive strengths?
We have a lot of skilled players who can make a play.
Offensive areas you hope to improve on over last year:
We need to use the whole field.
As a team, what are your defensive strengths?
4 returning starters who can get to the ball real quick
Defensive Areas you hope to improve on over last year:
We need to keep the defense of the field. We spent to much time defending, which wore us down.
What are you most excited about in regards to this year’s team?
We have a lot of talent. We have faster team speed.
For the fans, what is the must-see game of the year on your schedule?
We want the fans to come out to all games. We this year will have a JV schedule, and we are excited about that.
What is the ‘X-Factor’ to having success this season as a team?
Our front 3 will decide our destination. If we can pick up rushers we have the skill people to score.
Besides the pay, the fame and the glory, why do you coach high school football?
I have not grown up. Also it gives me an opportunity to work with young men to hold them responsible. This is a life time skill they need to learn.
What makes your school the best place to coach for?
Our school has a lot of great kids. Our academics come first. We have been very successful in sports because parents support their kids, and teach them principles that make them good citizens. These lessons learned at home show on the sports fields.