Prior to Combs, Hoaglund was a teacher at Palisade High School where he also served on the coaching staff as the Varsity Offensive Coordinator for three years. While on stafff at Palisade, the team went to two Colorado State Semifinals, a quarterfinal, and carried a 25-11 record.
"Coach Hoaglund brings a tremendous amount of knowledge and enthusiasm to our football program at Combs High School," said Athletic Director, Mike Griffith. "I am confident that his passion for excellence and commitment to students will lead our program to success. Our athletes are fortunate to have him as their head coach."
"Over the past school year I have grown to love the Combs High School community and the school's dedication to excellence. I am excited to continue working with our student-athletes and helping them to reach their full potential," said Hoaglund. "My goal is to develop a program that produces quality young men and I believe it will translate to success in all aspects of life, including football. I look forward to working with the athletes, the school, and the J.O. Combs community."