Amphitheater High School

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Amphitheater High School
125 West Yavapai Road
Tucson, Arizona
United States
Coordinates 32°16′10″N 110°58′29″W / 32.269468°N 110.974816°W / 32.269468; -110.974816Coordinates: 32°16′10″N 110°58′29″W / 32.269468°N 110.974816°W / 32.269468; -110.974816
Type Public high school
Established 1939
School district Amphitheater Public Schools
Principal Jon Lansa
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,249[1]
Campus Urban, 50.74 acres (205,337 m²)
Kelly green, white, black
Mascot Panthers
Nickname Amphi

Amphitheater High School, also known as Amphi High, is a public high school, located in central Tucson, Arizona, United States. Amphi is the flagship high school of Amphitheater Public Schools of Tucson, and serves grades 9–12. The school mascot is the panther, and the school colors are kelly green and white. Amphi opened in 1939 as the second high school in Tucson, and has a student enrollment of 1,249. In the 1983-84 school year, it was honored as a Blue Ribbon school.[2]

Its feeder schools are Amphi Middle and La Cima Middle.


In addition to winning the state title in 1975 and then again in 1979, Amphi is notable for its football program. Vern Friedli, the former football coach, won more varsity games than any other football coach in Arizona history. At the conclusion of the 2009-10 season, Friedli captured his record-breaking 317th win. He retired after the 2011-12 season with 331 wins.

Amphi has a rich football history having been the Tucson areas most dominant football program from 1970 to the early 2000's. 5A South Division championships throughout that era include:

(1975) (1976) (1977) (1979) (1981) (1982) (1983) (1984) (1985) (1986) (1987) (1990) (1992) (1994) (1995) (1996) (1997) (1998) (2000) (2001)

Arizona 5A State Championships:

*(1975) *(1979)

Arizona 5A State Championship game appearances:

*(1975) *(1979) *(1990) *(1997)

Football Rivalries with:

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Amphitheater High School Overview". U.S. News: Best High Schools. U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Blue Ribbon Schools Program Schools Recognized 1982-1983 Through 1999-2002" (PDF). National Blue Ribbon Schools Program. United States Department of Education. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "George Gray". The Price is Right. FreeMantle Media. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 

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