March 10, 2023 - Edward Cartee, Central Catholic High School’s Varsity Head Soccer Coach, will be leaving his coaching position to pursue his dream job as Head Men’s Soccer Coach at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in Southern California. Coach Cartee’s last day on campus will be March 31. 


Coach Cartee began his high school coaching career at Central Catholic in the fall 2012 as head coach in 2012- 2013 season. He leaves Central Catholic as one of the most prolific soccer coaches in the state of Texas, amassing an impressive winning record including

  • 158 wins, 22 ties, 49 loses for a .738 winning percentage
  • 5 TAPPS State Titles (4 in a row)
  • 5 Time TAPPS Coach of the Year
  • 7 consecutive TAPPS District Titles (2017-2023)
  • #1 Ranking in the Nation in 2019 (USA Today Coaches Poll)
  • Overall Top 20 Ranking in 2020
  • Numerous players with All State & All-Academic awards

When asked to reflect on his decision and time as a head coach, Cartee says, “It has always been a dream of mine to be a head coach at the collegiate level. The job at Claremont College is a top Division 3 program in the nation for soccer and academics. I’m excited to take the position but it is bittersweet. It’s been a pleasure to coach the young men at Central Catholic these past years. The trust and support the students and parents have provided are tremendous. It’s extremely tough to leave these young men that I care about so much. I want to thank everyone for the opportunity that I have been given to lead this program and build a legacy for future teams to continue.”


When asked about Cartee’s impact on the soccer program, Executive Athletic Director, Edward Ybarra says, “Coach Cartee made a good high school soccer program into one of the best in the state and one of the top-ranked teams in the nation during his leadership as head coach.  His attention to detail, his preparation for practice, his knowledge of player development, and his game strategies decisively set him apart from any opposing coach.  It’s even more amazing to watch how his players take on his passion for the game. He is a player’s coach and the lessons learned from his program will forever shape the lives of his players.”


Central Catholic President, Jason Longoria, says, “Coach Cartee has enhanced our prestigious Central Catholic soccer program in his short time here. The athletes, parents, and fellow coaches admire the passion he brings with him to every single practice, team meeting, and game. His presence will be missed but his footprints will never fade away as he cemented Central Catholic as a destination program for any player to aspire to, and any opponent to fear. The love he has for our student-athletes mirrors the Marianist charism that we ask all of our coaches and teachers to embody.”


A search for a successor to lead Central Catholic’s storied soccer program will begin immediately and more details will be announced soon. 


About Central Catholic High School: Central Catholic High School is a college preparatory school educating young men, from diverse backgrounds, in the Marianist tradition for success through the development of scholarship, leadership, and moral character. Founded in 1852 as the first boys’ school in San Antonio, Central Catholic is one of the largest all-male private

secondary schools in the state of Texas. Now in its 170th year, Central Catholic has

earned renown as an academic and spiritual leader in values-based education.


For more information about Central Catholic High School, visit https://www.cchs-