Safford High School to hold Hall of Fame/Alumni dinner

Contributed Photo/Courtesy Toni Corona: Herman Andrews Jr., here shown after his 700th victory, will be included in Safford’s Hall of Fame along with Frank Gutierrez and Marge Schade.

Event will induct Herman Andrews Jr., Frank Gutierrez, and Marge Schade

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SAFFORD – The Safford High School will be honoring these fine people for their years of hard work and dedication to SUSD. The dinner takes place on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 6 p.m. in the Safford High School cafeteria. Tickets are $15 each and are available at the Safford High School office (bookstore).  Tickets are limited to 120 first come first serve. Tickets are on sale to the public from 1-23-23 through 2-16-23. Buy your tickets before they are gone and help us honor and celebrate some of Safford’s finest. Here is a quick snapshot of our honorees:

Herman Andrews Jr. (Bob Faunce Hall of Fame)- SHS Wrestling/ Cross Country Coach. Herman has been a head coach at SHS since 1995. His teams have won 8 State Championships and 3 runner-ups while producing 44 Individual State Champions and 23 runner-ups. Herman has already been inducted into the AZ Coaches Hall of Fame and is a National Wrestling coach of the year nominee.

Frank Gutierrez started his career at Safford Schools in December of 1976. He is well known for his hard work and dedication to Dorothy Stinson schools but has worn many other hats around the district maintenance department. Frank has also coached wrestling for Safford schools as well as helping in various youth sports leagues in Safford. 

Marge Schade – Marge Schade has been a supporter of Safford Schools for many years. Although she did not graduate from SHS, all of her children and most of her grandchildren attended Safford Schools. She is going to be honored as an Honorary Alum for her years of service and philanthropy to SUSD.