Fire Football offers athletes interested in the game of football an opportunity to be a part of a successful Minnesota high school football program. Beginning with freshman year, athletes with varying levels of abilities gain valuable knowledge and game experience before moving to the varsity program for their sophomore through senior years.
Head coach Dave Hopkins and his experienced coaching staff led the team to multiple state appearances including two title games and victories in sections and conference. Individual players have received All-Conference, All-Section, Star Tribune Prep Athlete of the Week, and individual and team Academic All-State awards.
Several Fire alumni continue to receive college scholarships from Division 1 programs such as the University of Minnesota, Drake University, University of Dayton, and St. Cloud State University as well as several members playing on prestigious D2 and D3 programs including national champions, University of St. Thomas.
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Dave Hopkins came to Holy Family Catholic High School in 2002 following 10 successful years at Prescott High School in Wisconsin. He now enters his 14th season as the head coach at Holy Family. Since coming to Holy Family in 2002, he has led the team from its first varsity win to four state appearances and two state title games. His 100th win came on the same night as earning Holy Family’s first section championship. Coach Hopkins has been named section coach of the year four times. Coach Hopkins previously coached at Prescott High School, New Richman High school, and University of Wisconsin-River Falls.