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Marr named new Minarets football coach

Former Yosemite High School football standout Becher Marr has been named the new varsity football coach at Minarets High School.

In addition to his coaching duties, Marr will teach special education at the school.

A 2002 graduate of YHS, Marr was a running back for the Badger’s team that won the D-III Central Section championship under Coach Aaron Eames.

Marr most recently served as the defensive coordinator at D-IV McLane High School which was 5-6 last season. He was the defensive coordinator for the Highlanders, who surrendered 358 points in their 11 games, losing in the first round of the Central Section Playoffs to Selma, 42-21. He was also on staff for the varsity wrestling and baseball programs, and coached the school’s summer strength and conditioning program.

Marr participated in college athletics before spending time in the Philippines, Romania, and Bosnia doing missionary work. After spending time overseas, Marr continued his passion for sports, playing semi-pro football before hanging up the gear to be with his family.

Marr, a former resident of Yosemite Lakes Park, is currently in the process of moving back with his wife and their two children. Marr is working on finishing his credentials as a special education teacher and believes he was meant to be an educator.

This past summer Marr and the rest of the McLane coaching staff were selected to coach the 61st annual City-County all-star team, in which their city team won 35-7 against the county.

“I am very excited to be back in the mountain community where I have some of the best memories of my athletic career,” Marr said. “Some of the most influential men in my life were my high school coaches and I look forward to making that same impact on the young men I will get to work with at Minarets.”

Marr intends to run a fast paced, spread offense.

“We are going to be in better shape than our opponents,” Marr said at a recent parents-players meeting at Minarets.

“We are very excited about the future of Minarets football under the leadership of Becher Marr,” said Principal Daniel Ching. “He has a deep understanding of the community and an incredible commitment to bring the very highest levels of success with our student athletes on the field, in the classroom, and out in their community. Becher is highly motivated to make an impact and we are thrilled for this new era of Minarets football.”

Ching spoke of moving forward with plans to build a stadium at Minarets and is asking for community involvement in putting the plans together.

“We are looking for bids for the planned stadium and also asking for the community to step up and be a partner in the development of the school in the up coming years,” Ching said.

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