Stories tagged: Rick Giampietri
Wed., Oct. 26, 2016, 10:02 p.m.
CV’s Travis Hawkins, a 4-year starter, at peace with walking away from football
Central Valley football coach Ryan Butner has no doubt that standout Travis Hawkins can play in the Big Sky Conference.
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 10:50 a.m.
Prep football: CV opens season at CdA
A couple interesting story lines will take center stage Friday when Central Valley visits Coeur d’Alene in a nonleague football game.
Wed., July 6, 2016, 10:54 p.m.
CV’s Ben Craig headed to Russia before landing at BYU
Central Valley senior Ben Craig had just finished third in the State 4A 110-meter hurdles, behind repeat champion Nick Johnson of Gonzaga Prep, when Craig approached the winner.
Fri., July 1, 2016, 11:32 p.m.
West stymies East 6-2 in the 52nd annual high school all-star football game
The 52nd East/West all-star football game was a defensive delight.
Tue., March 15, 2016, 11:11 p.m.
CV picks longtime assistant Ryan Butner as new football coach
Ryan Butner put his handprints on the Central Valley football program long before the head coaching job opened.
Thu., Nov. 19, 2015, 10:54 a.m.
Rick Giampietri resigns after 23 years as CV’s head football coach
The Godfather of Greater Spokane League football head coaches resigned Monday.
Thu., Sept. 3, 2015
Central Valley’s Scott Peck ready to stand out
Scott Peck has been on quite an odyssey. For the first time since early in his sophomore year, the Central Valley senior will play sports injury free.
Thu., Aug. 27, 2015
Former prep football coach Jerry Connors passes away
Central Valley High School football coach Rick Giampietri remembers his mentor, Jerry Connors, as an innovator. “He changed his offense based on the kids he had,” Giampietri said. “One year …
Thu., Aug. 13, 2015
Steve Christilaw: Promising fall sports seasons debut in heat
I’ve been having trouble explaining to my Great Dane, River, that the dog days of summer have nothing to do with her. Considering the fact that she thinks everything is …
Sun., Oct. 5, 2014
After rough start, Central Valley sits atop GSL 4A
Look who’s at the top of the 4A Greater Spokane League football standings. Central Valley opened the season by getting drubbed in back-to-back weeks by Coeur d’Alene (50-14) and Lake …
Sat., Oct. 4, 2014
Central Valley opens bag of tricks in win over Mead
P.J. Bowden said Central Valley had attempted the trick play three times in practice. Three times proved a charm for the Bears, who defeated Mead 30-14 on Friday with the …
Sat., Sept. 20, 2014
Central Valley hangs on for 20-19 win over Lewis and Clark
Central Valley had already agonized over one fourth-down Lewis and Clark play, so coach Rick Giampietri was prepared for anything when the next one came along. The Bears caught the …
Thu., Aug. 28, 2014
Target on Pups, Saxons
It may not be unanimous but the Greater Spokane League’s 4A coaches believe Gonzaga Prep will capture the league championship. The team the coaches believe will earn the other play-in …
Sat., Aug. 16, 2014
Close-knit coaching staff leads CV football team
It’s hard to believe, but Rick Giampietri can’t remember the last time he had to hire an assistant football coach for his Central Valley staff. “Just about everybody we have …
Thu., Aug. 29, 2013
Central Valley, Ferris favored by GSL coaches
A look into the crystal ball of Greater Spokane League football reveals it is clear as mud. There is a conglomeration of colors. There’s the light blue of Central Valley, …
Sat., Aug. 24, 2013
Bears, Titans stoked for success
There’s a palpable sense of excitement about the annual start of high school football practices. It draws on both the fresh promise of a new season and the release of …
Sat., June 8, 2013
Football camp continues growth
Great ideas frequently spring forth from necessity. A few years back Central Valley football coach Rick Giampietri realized that the cost of attending a summer camp was growing out of …
Sat., Aug. 4, 2012
They’re Eagles now
The college football season gets under way this week at Eastern Washington University, where the Eagles take to the practice field beginning Wednesday This means summer is all but over …
Thu., Nov. 17, 2011
Football playoff glance
Idaho 5A State championship game
Sat., Aug. 20, 2011
CV, U-Hi football ready after summer in training
Rick Giampietri looks happy. Very happy. In fact, as football coaches go, he looks downright giddy. The Central Valley head coach had just completed his second day of turnouts for …
Thu., Aug. 19, 2010
GSL quarterback survived harrowing summer
Gaven Deyarmin feels fortunate to be alive. The starting quarterback last year as a sophomore at Central Valley, Deyarmin was on a cruise in the Mexican Riviera when his appendix …
Sat., Aug. 29, 2009
Bears of experience
When Rick Giampietri started his football coaching career, it was a different game. On the national stage in 1969, the National Football League and the American Football League had yet …