Newly hired Lehi football coach Ed Larson knows he is walking away from a good situation by leaving Timpanogos for the Pioneers. But the allure of coaching a program with one of the largest incoming talent pools was too much to turn down.
"I think Lehi might have the largest little league program in the state," Larson said. "I think there's over 700 kids in the little league program each year, and that's the lifeblood of a program."
Lehi has failed to win many games over the past decade, despite the large base of incoming players. Outgoing coach Dave Hastings led the Pioneers to a 5-5 record this past season before being asked to step down due to differences with the administration. Before that, the Pioneers hadn't won more than two games since 2004.