Coach Nate Porter was named Coach of the Year by the AZ Interscholastic Association. Photo by Brad Sander

PUHS basketball coach Nate Porter has been named Coach of the Year for Region 1A South of the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA). This was Porter’s first year coaching the team. 

Porter said that he felt flattered to be chosen by his colleagues. He wanted to thank the boys on the basketball team, his assistant coach Terrell 

Harper and interim superintendent Kenny Hayes. 

The Patagonia Lobos High School Boys Basketball team had a successful season, finishing in the elite eight for the entire state in the 1A division. 

This is the second year in a row that a PUHS basketball coach has been honored by the AIA. Last year’s boys basketball coach Kenny Hayes was also named Coach of the Year.