Andrews, Gutierrez, Schade to be honored by Safford Unified School District

Herman Andrews Jr. and his dad ,Herman "BB" Andrews, hold the banner presented to Herman. Contributed Photo

Safford High School will be honoring a trio of contributors for their years of hard work and dedication to Safford Unified School District at this year’s Hall of Fame/Alumni banquet. The dinner will take place on Tuesday February 21st at 6:00 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 and are first come, first serve. Tickets go on sale to the public on January 23rd. Here is a quick snapshot of this year’s 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 runners-up while producing 44 Individual State Champions and 23 runner ups. Herman has already been inducted into the AZ Coaches Hall of Fame 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, Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Safford– 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.