Coach Carl Franke is originally from Westtown, NY where he starred as a QB and kicker/punter for Minisink Valley HS. He was a two time 1st team All-Stater. Coach Franke was equally talented as a pitcher and center fielder for the baseball team where he still holds school records for most doubles in a season, 18 and lifetime batting average of .467. Coach earned a 4 year scholarship to go play Division 1A Baseball and 1AA Football for Wagner College, located in Staten Island, NY. Coach earned 1st team All-American honors twice as a kicker and punter for the Seahawks, and also started as a wide reciever his junior and senior years coached by now Head Coach of Mississippi State, Dan Mullen. Coach Franke has coached in Southern Utah for 12 years after graduating from Southern Utah University with a Bachelors of Science degree along with his teaching certificate. The last 3 years he has coached for the Thunder as the Offensive Coordinator and QB coach.
Coach Franke is very excited and honored to be named head coach for the Thunder entering into its 5th year. Coach is married to Lacy Newby of St. George, UT and together have a 9 year old son named CJ and a 3 year old daughter named Kenzie.
"A Team That Won't Be Beat, Can't Be Beat"
Hometown: Mesquite, NV
Virgin Valley High School, Graduated 1998
Played 4 Yrs. Varsity Football and Baseball 3 time All State Football Player: Offensive Guard and Defensive Line Senior Year: Lineman of the Year in 3A Nevada 3 time All State Baseball Player: Pitcher and 1st Baseman
Played 2 Years College Baseball at Snow College in Ephraim, UT
Family life: Wife-Tara, Children: Ashtin (6 years old), Cooper (3 years old), Peyton (1 year old).
"For me, winning is not something that happens suddenly on the field when the whistle blows and the crowd roars. Winning is something that builds you physically and mentally everyday that you train and every night that you dream."-Emmitt Smith, Dallas Cowboys
Coaches the Varsity Wide Receivers and Defensive Backs
This will be my 2nd year of coaching experience. Both have been at DHHS.
Hometown: St. George Utah
High School: Pine View at WR/DB (graduated 2002)
College: Dixie State College 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007 at WR
Quote: "Go All Out, Or Don’t Go Out At All"
Family life: Married to his High School Sweetheart, Tosha. He's been married for 7 years and has 2 children, a daughter Taleah (3 years old) and a son Slade (1 year old).
Ali'i "Bear" Alo