Steve Belles

Steve Belles has been the head coach at Hamilton High School since 2006. During his five seasons with the Huskies he has lead them to four state championships (2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010) and one semi-final appearance (2007). The Huskies were also region champions all five seasons. Following the championship in 2006, Steve was elected as the Arizona 5A Coach of the Year and after the 2010 season was voted the 24-7football.com Coach of the Year. Prior to Hamilton, Coach Belles was the head coach at Mountain Ridge High School from 2000-2005 and appeared in one state final game vs Hamilton. He was also the head coach at Desert Mountain High School from 1995-2000 and guided the 1997 team to a region championship. Coach Belles was also a part of two other state championship teams as a coach for St. Mary's High School in 1991 and 1995. Coach Belles was born in Phoenix, AZ in 1966. He attended St. Mary's High School from 1982-1985. As the starting quarterback for the Knights he led the team to a state championship in 1984 and was selected as the Arizona High School Player of the Year. He accepted a football scholarship to play at the University of Notre Dame where he played a variety of positions (QB, RB, and WR) under legendary coach Lou Holtz. He also was a member of Notre Dame's last National Championship team in 1988. Coach Belles played professionally in Europe for the Revenna Chiefs in 1991 and later moved on to the Arena Football Leagues' Arizona Rattlers in 1992. The following season he became the offensive coordinator of the Arizona Rattlers for one season before heading to the high school ranks to coach.