Palmer Ridge Football
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Staff Members:

Tom Pulford

Position: Head Coach

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Coach Pulford enters the 2019 season in his eighth year as head coach, his 15th year in District 38 as a teacher and coach.  Coach Pulford has been part of the Palmer Ridge High School football staff "since the first snap" - when the school opened in 2008.  Pulford has been on the defensive side of the ball throughout his tenure at Palmer Ridge, serving as an assistant defensive coach and later the team's Varsity Defensive Coordinator prior to taking over as head coach going into the 2012 season.  Coach Pulford has led Palmer Ridge High School to a back to back State Championships in class 3A going 12-2 in 2018 and a perfect 14-0 season in 2017. Building strong personal relationships and helping young men develop life-changing habits that enable them to make a difference in the lives of those around them is what Coach Pulford is all about.  

In April of 2017 Pulford began a non-profit organization called Take Charge, he is the executive director of this organization that helps empower leaders to Take Charge and improve lives of teenagers through education and action.  For more information on TakeCharge, please visit the website:

Prior to coaching in District 38, Pulford played quarterback for five years at the University of Wisconsin- River Falls, a NCAA Division 3 school, where he earned his Bachelor' Degree.  Pulford was a starter for the Falcons during the 2002 and 2003 seasons and was named a captain of the team his senior year.  Pulford earned his Master's Degree in Educational Leadership and Administration through Adams State University in 2012. Coach Pulford and his wife, Ali, have two young children, Eli (11) and Natalie(9).  Eli and Natalie attend Kilmer Elementary School in District 38 where Ali teaches 3rd grade.

We are working hard to become THE BEST PROGRAM IN THE STATE.  If you are interested in finding out the process we are using to do this, please email me or give me a call to set up a time to talk about this.  Looking forward to it!  GO BEARS!

Coach Pulford's office hours are from 7:00 am to 7:40 am and from 11:00 am to 11:30 am.  I am also available by appointment Monday through Thursday, to set up the appointment, please email. 

Click here to view Coach Pulford's teaching and coaching philosophy:

phone: 719 867-8149

Twitter: @CoachTPulford

Darren Grob

Position: Varsity Offensive Coordinator | QB Coach

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Coach Grob is entering his 10th year with Palmer Ridge football, and his 7th as the Varsity QB Coach and Offensive Coordinator. In his tenure, he has been blessed with the opportunity to coach many superb student-athletes. Among his most accomplished signal callers are Isaiah Sanders (AFA) and Elite-11 Finalist Ty Evans (NC-St). During his time as the OC Coach Grob has orchestrated an up-tempo style attack that has finished in the top 5 in the state since 2015. The 2019 version of the Offense broke many school records as they amassed 5,189 yards and averaged 43 points a game.  

Coach Grob grew up in Southern California where he played High-School football at Esperanza HS in Anaheim. He began fostering his love for coaching at the young age of 14 where he sought to give back to the local Pop Warner program that he grew up in. His love for coaching was further inspired by the many great coaches and mentors in his own life. He graduated from UCCS in 2017 with a B.A. in History and obtained his teaching credentials in Exceptional Student Services. Coach Grob and his beautiful wife, Christen, have three amazing children, Trevor (21), Ashley(19), and Kaeley (14).

Coach Grob takes great pride in being a part of an amazing staff that strives year in and year out to be “The Best Program in the State”! His main goal is to help nurture the exceptional culture that has been built at Palmer Ridge. His greatest hope is that the Sons and Daughters of the program will go on to be uncommon leaders in both their households and communities.  #PTR #OBAB


Twitter: @Coach_Grob

Zach Carlton

Position: Varsity Defensive Coordinator | DB Coach

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Twitter: @Coach_ZC

Coach Carlton will be entering his fifth season with Palmer Ridge for the 2019 season, fourth as Defensive Coordinator.  During his time at Palmer Ridge, Coach Carlton has had the privilege to work with many great athletes, future leaders, and phenomenal young men that will positively influence our communities in the future.

Prior to coaching at Palmer Ridge, Coach Carlton played at Hastings College for four years, earning his Bachelor's Degree in K-12 Physical Education with a Coaching Endorsement.  While playing at Hastings, Carlton was a two year starter at corner back, helping the Broncos defense perform to atop 10 rank nationally in four major categories during his senior year. After playing, Carlton coached one year at Berthoud High School in northern Colorado before returning to Hastings to serve as the Defensive Backs Coach for two years. 

Coach Carlton is proud to be apart of a great staff that strives to be "The Best Program in the State" on and off the field, developing great Sons, Husbands, Fathers, and Leaders to their families and community.  Carlton married his wife Katie in Summer 2017 and is currently working on his Masters in Athletic Administration.

Jake Harris

Position: Varsity Asst. Coach-Offensive Line

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Darren Morris

Position: C-team Defensive Coordinator | C-Team LBs

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Anthony Roberson

Position: Varsity Asst. Coach-RBs | JV Offensive Coord.

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Jared St. Aubyn

Position: Varsity Asst. Coach-Defensive Line

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Andy Tremaine

Position: C-Team Offensive Coord. | C-Team Strength Coach

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