The CV Sabercat Football family is proud to announce the hiring of Eric Handke as head football coach. Coach Handke brings 23 years of coaching experience to his current position, the first 5 years being at the college level at his alma mater California Lutheran University, where he was an all-conference player, Adams State University, and the last 18 at the high school level at Montrose HS, Salida HS, where he was the head football coach, and the past 3 at Castle View High School as the defensive coordinator for the Sabercats.
In his 18 years at the high school level, he has coached 10 playoff teams as well as numerous all-league and all-state selections along with various players that have gone on to the college level as well as being selected coloradopreps.com 2A coach of the year.
His ambition is to continue to build a premier 5A program and use the game of football to create lifelong memories & relationships and instill in his players the values that will carry them for the rest of their lives. "This game has given me so much for the past 32 years and I feel like I owe it to the game, players, and coaches that helped shape me to provide my players with similar experiences. I believe CV has a structure that allows our student-athletes to reach their fullest potential and create their own impactful experiences and life-long relationships. I can't wait to get started and I know our players are as well. Go Cats!"