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Fremont High fires football coach Ross Arnold after 5 seasons

By Patrick Carr - | Nov 19, 2021

BRIAN WOLFER/Special to the Standard-Examiner

Fremont High's football team huddles at the end of practice at Fremont High School, on Aug. 3, 2020.

Fremont High fired Ross Arnold as head football coach, the school announced in a letter sent to football players and parents Friday evening.

“At this time, we have chosen to move in a different direction with the program. Coach Arnold will remain a valued colleague and friend of the Fremont faculty. We will provide further details as a new coach is hired and more information becomes available,” reads part of the letter.

The letter was signed “FHS Administration.” No reason was given for Arnold’s removal. Arnold teaches history and government at Fremont, according to the school’s staff directory.

Football joins volleyball and girls golf as teams with current head coaching vacancies at Fremont. The volleyball and girls golf coaching positions were posted to the Weber School District website earlier this week, while the football coaching position hadn’t been posted as of Friday night.

“At the close of this football season we would like to take this opportunity to properly thank Coach Arnold and his staff for the dedication, time, and effort that they have given to the team, to the players, and to Fremont High School,” part of the letter reads.

Arnold was previously the defensive coordinator under Kory Bosgieter, the school’s head coach for nine seasons before he retired in 2017.

Arnold became head coach in 2017 and the Silverwolves posted a 29-26 overall with playoff wins in 2018 and 2019 in five seasons with Arnold as head coach.

Fremont finished 4-7 this season. The status of the rest of Fremont’s football staff is not known as of Friday night.

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