Central Catholic High School Announces Glenn Mangold as New Head Football Coach

January 10, 2024 – Central Catholic High School is excited to announce the selection of Glenn Mangold as the school's new Head Football Coach.
With an illustrious coaching career spanning 34 years, Coach Mangold brings a wealth of experience and success to the Central Catholic football program. Before joining Central Catholic, Coach Mangold held coaching positions at prestigious institutions such as the University of Iowa, James Madison High School, Medina Valley High School, and Converse Judson High School. For the past decade, he has served as the Head Football Coach and Boys Athletic Coordinator at New Braunfels High School.
Under his leadership, New Braunfels High School reached impressive heights, becoming Bi-District finalists in 2016 and 2022, as well as Area Finalists in 2021 and 2023. Coach Mangold's extensive background includes participation in three State Championship games, winning one as a player at Medina Valley High School in 1984.
He is well-known and well-respected by coaches he has worked with, including retired Athletic Coordinator and renowned Former Judson Head Football Coach Jim Rackley, under whom Coach Mangold served as offensive coordinator and line coach in the mid-2000s.
"Coach Mangold is an outstanding person, first of all. He's just a good man. He works well with the kids and always shows them the love and respect that a good coach should," said Coach Rackley. "He is also disciplinarian, which the kids respect. I have nothing but good things to say about him."
Off the field, Coach Mangold is a devoted family man, celebrating 28 years of marriage with his wife Marla. They have five children – Tyler, Jacob, Nicole, Faith, and John – along with their respective spouses and grandchildren. As lifelong Catholics and active members of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in New Braunfels, the Mangold family also contributes to the community through involvement in faith-based organizations like Teams of Our Lady and the Knights of Columbus. Mangold's desire to give back to the Catholic community was a major catalyst in his decision to accept the Head Coach position at Central Catholic.
"I appreciated everything about my ten years with New Braunfels High School," said Mangold. "For me, Central Catholic is offering me an incredible opportunity to give back to the Catholic community and coach at one of the best boy's Catholic high schools in the state of Texas. It's a wonderful opportunity to mentor these kids and help them grow in their faith."
As far as his vision for the football team goes, Coach Mangold says he looks forward to implementing his offensive and defensive styles and continuing the winning traditions that CCHS is known for.
"I also look forward to helping kids believe in themselves and play hard each week," added Coach Mangold. "My focus is on building kids, building character, and helping them grow little by little."
Last year, Central Catholic lost their beloved head football coach, Mike Santiago, to cancer. This past season, Coach William Goodloe graciously served as interim head football coach. The Central Catholic community is grateful for his leadership and care while serving in the interim position.
"Central Catholic High School and the entire CCHS community look forward to the positive impact, passion, and storied expertise Coach Mangold will bring to our young men," said Central Catholic President, Jason Longoria '96. "As he assumes the role of head coach, he will continue the program's legacy and Marianist traditions of fostering a culture of success, scholarship, leadership, teamwork, and moral character."