The Pumas Finished 3-7 in Tukua’s Final Season
Chaparral’s Ryan Tukua announced that he will step down as the Pumas Head Football Coach. His resignation was effective November 10th and the school has not announced a replacement for the popular coach. Tukua said that the reason for his departure is to spend more quality time with his three young daughters and his wife Cheryl. Tukua will continue to teach at Chaparral.
Coach Tukua had been the Pumas Head Coach since 2011 when he took over the program from Tom Leach. He led his team to a 7-5 record that season. In 2012 the Pumas were 7-4 and improved to 8-4 in 2013. Chaparral finished 3-7 this year after injuries decimated Tukua’s offense and the team never recovered.
Tukua took the Pumas to three CIF SS Playoff appearances. He was also Chaparral’s defensive coordinator and assistant head coach when the Pumas won the CIF SS Inland Division Championship in 2009. Chaparral failed to make the playoffs for the first time this year since 2005.