Westview completed the first undefeated regular season in school history in 2013, before falling in the first round of the Division I playoffs to Brophy College Prep, 28-14.
If the Knights want to return to winning form, they’ll have to do it under a new head coach.
Joe Parker is taking over, replacing Jeff Bowen. Bowen is now an assistant head coach and run game coordinator for Arizona Christian University.
Bowen led the Knights to a record of 90-41 over the last 11 years, with back-to-back appearances in the Class 5A-II State Championship game in 2007 and 2008.
Parker served as an assistant under Bowen at Westview for each of those years.
“Jeff did a fantastic job building this program to what it is today,” Parker said. “The hard work was done when I walked in. Now we’re trying to keep that going and we’re going to see what else we can try to do with this.”
Parker said the team philosophy and playbook will remain the same.