After five state titles and a yo-yo career of bouncing back and forth between 4A, 3A, 4A again, and most recently 3AA status, Logan High football coach Mike Favero is calling it quits with the Grizzlies.
Despite having his teams in different classifications over the years, Favero produced winning programs year after year. Just this past fall his Logan High Grizzlies defeated Dixie 26-15 for the 3AA state championship.
He confirmed today that he is done coaching at the school after a 17 year career. Favero was 149-60 while at Logan and won state championships in 2000, 2005, 2007, 2011, and 2015. His team also reached the state championship game in 2003 but lost.
He also produced multiple Division I football stars and even a few NFL stars, notably Chris Cooley who had a successful career with the Washington Redskins. Several of his players set multiple state records for touchdowns, passing yards and rushing yards.
With multiple vacancies yet to be formally filled at Utah State University’s football team, rumors are rampant that Favero may be leaving the high school ranks to join Matt Wells’ staff. When asked, Favero simply stated that he is just going to be a fan of Luke Falk, Chad Artist, Troy Murray and the other former and current Logan High football players. He said he wants to spend more time with his family. He said that he isn’t burned out, but tired and needs a break.
Favero received several honors and awards while at Logan. In 2008 he was named the Western United States National Federation of State High Schools Association Coach of the Year and Utah High School Athletics Association Coach of the Year. He is a four time UFCA coach of the year (2000, 2005, 2007, 2011) recipient; he was awarded the USA Football Champions Award in 2007 and served as the NFL Youth Football State of Utah delegate that same year.
Favero was a guest on <a href=”http://610kvnu.com/assets/podcaster/321/2016_01_29_321_41494_2867.mp3″ target=”_blank”>KVNU’s Full Court Press Thursday</a> to discuss his decision to step away from Logan and what his future may hold.