Stephen Michael (Mickey) Moran

Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother, Stephen Michael Moran, 70, of Prescott Valley passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family, Feb. 4, 2020. He was born in Cottonwood, Arizona to parents Ralph G. Moran and Yolonda J. Moran.

He was raised in Wickenburg, Arizona and attended school there through high school. Following high school, Steve attended and graduated from Northern Arizona University and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in secondary education.

Steve spent his professional career in Arizona high schools. This included two years at Patagonia High School in Patagonia, Arizona, seven years at Florence High School in Florence, Arizona, and 27 years at Bradshaw Mountain High School in Prescott Valley, Arizona. Steve was a teacher and coach.

His Florence High School Gophers Football Team was the 2A State Runners Up in 1983. He also coached the Prescott High School Badgers for one season in 2011. He led the Bradshaw Mountain Bears Football Team for 14 years serving as head football coach from 1984-98, 13 seasons when the Bears played at the 3A designation, and one after moving up to 4A. He compiled an overall record of 106-51-1, with eight region titles and six state semifinal appearances. He is also a member of the Bradshaw Mountain High School Ring of Honor.

Steve comes from a football family. His father, Ralph Moran, was longtime Wickenburg Football Coach of 35 years and a member of the Arizona High School Coaches Hall of Fame. Moran’s son, David, was a standout quarterback for four years at Bradshaw Mountain High School. David Moran went on to play college ball with the Oregon State Beavers and then Northern Arizona University, before a blown-out knee ended his career.

He continued his father and grandfather’s coaching tradition serving as Sinagua’s High School head coach, and Bradshaw Mountain head coach. During David’s coaching career, Steve assisted him in the program(s) for 17 years.

Moran was preceded in death by his father Ralph Moran; mother Yolanda Moran; and father-in-law Poli Pico. He is survived by his wife Olga of 43 years; mother-in-law Cuqui Pico of Spain; son David of Prescott Valley, daughter Angie (Casey) Smith of Surprise, Arizona; brother Ralph Moran of Prescott Valley; sister Barbara Stockton of Phoenix; brother Bill (Jennifer) Moran of Wickenburg; brother-in-law Felix (Nuria) Pico of Spain; grandchildren Alexa Miah Moran of Tucson, Michael Moran, Marcus and Adalyn Smith of Surprise, and beloved cousins, nieces and nephews.

The family will have a Private Mass at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 at St. Germaine’s Catholic Church.

There will be a Celebration of Life open to all at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 at Potter’s House Christian Church.

In lieu of sending flowers, Olga, David, and Angie request that you make a small charitable donation to Steve’s favorite charity, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, including, the name of the fund: The Steve “Coach” Moran memorial fund. His family thanks you.