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Darrell Stangle

Williams Field High School / Higley USD

4A-6A Administrator or the Year Recipient

Darrell Stangle graduated from Kansas State University with a BS in Broadcast Journalism.  After two years working in television, Darrell moved to Arizona and made the career switch to education, earning his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University. He began his career teaching at St. Theresa Catholic, while coaching baseball at Arcadia High School. Three years later Darrell moved to the Arizona Boy’s Ranch where he taught U.S. History and coached Track and Field for two years, winning back-to-back State Championships. Mr. Stangle moved to Gilbert Public Schools where he spent 17 years combined as a teacher and coach at Mesquite High School and the Athletic Director at Desert Ridge High School.  Darrell has served as the Athletic Director and Assistant Principal at Williams Field High School for the last 5 years.

As a member of the AIAAA for the past 17 years, Darrell has completed numerous and invaluable Leadership Training courses to further his personal and professional development. He has served as a Region Chairman and has been recognized several times as Region Athletic Director of the Year. He has enjoyed directing many invitational, regional and state tournaments.

Darrell has been a dedicated servant leader and advocate for student athletes and coaches throughout Arizona. His goal was to model and instill the pillars of Dedication, Ownership, Mental Toughness, Integrity, Never Giving Up, Accountability, Trustworthiness, Expecting to win, And Selflessness. His love for athletics and his community, and his desire to see students grow and strive to become a better version of themselves,  has consistently been at the core of his life’s work as a coach and educator.


2022-2024 Reclassification
Timeline for the 2022-2024 Conference/Region Reclassification

Events for the week of July 19, 2021

Monday, July 19, 2021

New Football Ofcls Mtg (Brd Rm) - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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