Coach Mike Fell

(4-16-21) Mountain View (AZ) High School announced Thursday it has hired Joe Germaine, graduated from Mountain View and played QB at Ohio State, as its next head football coach after parting ways with Mike Fell.

In a press release, Mesa Public Schools District Athletic Director Steve Hogen said:

“I want to thank Coach Mike Fell for all he has done for Mountain View Football in his five years as our head coach. We are happy to have Joe Germaine back in Mesa coaching at his alma mater.”

“Joe Germaine is an exceptional football coach. He is a model of excellence in every way for the students he will soon lead onto the field on Friday nights. I am honored to work alongside Joe in building upon such a rich legacy.”

Germaine spent the last two seasons as Head Coach at Queen Creek High School. Under Germaine, the Bulldogs went 15-7 overall and made the 6A Conference playoffs in both seasons.

Fell who moved to Arizona after a successful run in Ohio, including stops at Columbus Grove, Celina, Ada and Lima Sr.

FELL Career Record

  • Columbus Grove (75-25)
  • Celina (25-35)
  • Ada (69-18)
  • Lima Senior (22-11)
  • Mountain View (Az)  (22-19)

In four seasons as the head coach at Mountain View Fell had a 22-19 overall record, making the playoffs in two of those four years.

Fell went 6-2 in 2020, but Mountain View’s strength of schedule left it out of the postseason.