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Jose Garcia is currently the multi-media contributor for azpreps365.com, where he helped relaunch a popular preseason Arizona high school football online publication, Sollenberger’s Football Prep Magazine. He co-hosted the azpreps365 radio show for 2 years down the dial. His passion for Arizona high school sports began in 1999 with The Arizona Republic, where he covered high school sports for 13 years. During his tenure with The Arizona Republic, he also served for 5 seasons as a sideline reporter for Channel 12’s popular high school football wrap-up show, Friday Night Fever. Jose grew up in Southern California & is a U.S. Army veteran.
Brett Quintyne has been a resident of the Valley of the Sun since September 2012. Five days after arriving in the Phoenix area from his native New York City, he found himself on the sidelines of a memorable high school football game in Chandler and feels fortunate to have been a fixture of the East Valley sports scene ever since. This year will mark his fifth season as a sideline game reporter for azpreps365’s Friday Night Wrap Up Football Show. He also hosts the local CTown Rivals podcast and also handles the play by play for numerous prep sports for the National Federation of State High School Association Network. For two years, Quintyne also covered ASU Sports on a podcast with interviews and analysis. In March of 2017, he had the opportunity to do fill in play by play on an Arizona Rattlers broadcast. The Syracuse University product loves the game of baseball and after many years in the minor leagues as a broadcaster now works with MLB.com covering spring training, the Arizona Fall League, and the Diamondbacks as a statistician.
Zach Alvira wears many hats in the sports media industry in Arizona. He is the sports editor for Times Media Group, which publishes several East Valley papers on a weekly basis. He is also an adjunct professor at Arizona State’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, his alma mater. Zach grew up in the Valley after his family relocated from Michigan when he was an infant. He lived in Gilbert and attended Highland High School, where he also played football for the Hawks before graduating in 2012. Along with Times Media Group and Arizona State, Zach is also a contributor for Sports360AZ.com covering Arizona State and Arizona Cardinals football games.
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The AIA is a voluntary association of public and private Arizona high schools. Since 1913, the organization has created and sustained interscholastic activities that encourage maximum student participation by providing AIA member schools with an even playing field to ensure fair and equitable competition. The AIA believes that providing interscholastic activities for Arizona high school students creates personal development opportunities with a balanced focus on academics and extracurricular activities.
Through its Arizona member schools, the AIA reaches more than 100,000 participants in high school activity programs. The organization hosts 5,000 championship contests and maintains officiating for more than 45,000 regular season games. For more information, visit www.aiaonline.org and www.azpreps365.com.
AIA Media Contact: Seth Polansky: Sports Information Coordinator [email protected] 602-385-3831