Kyle Biggs, a former star quarterback at Clovis High and Fresno City College and recent accomplished offensive coordinator at high-profile area prep programs, has been named football coach at Fowler High.
"Today marks a new era in Fowler High football," school principal Hank Gutierrez said. "I look forward to what lies ahead for Fowler with Kyle as the head coach, as well as the excitement he will bring to FHS's students, fans and the communities of Fowler and Malaga."
Excitement and Biggs have been close companions.
He was named The Bee's Player of the Year and the Tri-River Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year at Clovis in 1997 after passing for a school-record 3,557 yards and leading the Cougars to a 10-4 record and a Central Section championship, according to historian Bob Barnett.
Three years later, at Fresno City College, he was named Central Valley Conference Most Valuable Player and a State Player of the Year finalist after guiding the Rams to a 10-1 record and No. 2 ranking in Northern California.
Biggs has been an assistant coach the past 11 years at Bullard, Central and Buchanan. That included the offensive coordinator role the past five seasons, averaging 37.7 points a game combined at Bullard and Central.
At Fowler, he replaces Steve Nelson, who went 37-12 with two section titles and a 16-0 West Sequoia League record in four seasons with the Redcats.
"Fowler is a premier school in the Valley with a great community and proud tradition," Biggs said. "We are going to continue that proud tradition with a brand of football that will be very fast and very exciting."
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