Molzen Recognized by 49ers

Before every game, CVHS head football coach Denny Molzen finds ways to inspire and electrify his players.

“Before every game, he gives great motivational speeches, and always pumps us up during the week,” said junior wide receiver and defensive back, John Jacob.

Now in his 18th year of coaching, Molzen has been recognized as the 49ers Prep Charlie Wedemeyer Memorial Coach of the Week. The award also comes with a grant. However, Molzen wants to make it clear that, although he is being recognized, the award is really dedicated to all of the team.

“I look at it as we were the team of the week and I just happened to be recognized,” he said.

Molzen also credited the assistant coaches and players in getting a dominant 55-21 win over the Washington Huskies on Oct. 29. The Trojans dominated from the get go, scoring a touchdown on the opening play of the game by running back Jacob Melancon.

A four-year player at CVHS himself, Molzen always knew that he wanted to get back into coaching, and was inspired greatly by his coaches. “Good high school coaches that instilled a lot of things into me as a young man,” he said. 

As for the grant, Molzen sees that as a great benefit for the future.

“Football is a pretty expensive sport,” he said. “If it allows us to get some new protective gear, whether it be helmets or shoulder pads, those can help our kids for several years.”

As for what’s next for the Trojans, the team unfortunately did not make the playoffs despite another dominant 35-7 victory over Berkeley. However, Molzen’s influence and dedication still inspires the Trojans. 

“He is a second dad to us,” said junior Franco Sarno, a running back. “He’s always making sure we’re not doing bad in school or life outside of school. In all of his free time he’s game prepping and watching film.”

4 thoughts on “Molzen Recognized by 49ers

  • November 18, 2021 at 9:45 am
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    Very cool!

  • November 16, 2021 at 2:12 pm
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    Molzen is a coach that all team sports want and need . He seems to inspire his football team to work harder and it seem he cares about them as if they were his own kids. He shows selflessness and that its a whole team sport . Molzens goal is give each one of his players an opportunity to achieve their dream in football.

  • November 15, 2021 at 1:34 pm
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    I think Molzen is one of the best coaches around. He is inspiring as well as motivating and never leaves his team behind. He wants them to shine and he is doing just that.

  • November 15, 2021 at 9:42 am
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    Interesting!

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