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Boys Basketball Coaches

Varsity Head Coach Bob Caton

A familiar figure on the local sidelines for 43 years, 37 as a head coach, Caton, a man with 505 victories, is in his first season heading the Mustangs. Beginning at Manual in 1976, he also has been the head coach at Denver West, George Washington, Aurora Central and Highlands Ranch. As well, Caton has experience coaching baseball, cross country and football, and has coached on other levels of basketball. A winner of various coaching awards, Caton was a star player at Denver West High School as well as captain and MVP of the Colorado State team. All told, Caton-coached teams have been state runners-up twice, and made six final fours and 14 Great 8s. They also have won seven league championships. Caton is retired from teaching and lives near the school.



Assistant Varsity Coaches

Arlandus Lowe

Another familiar figure on Colorado benches, Lowe headed Overland in Aurora for more than two decades and led the team to the big-school final in 1990. He had been a longtime assistant with Caton at multiple stops and his vast knowledge and easy demeanor have been well-received.

Chris Crosby

An outstanding player who’s in his second stint as an assistant at Mullen, Crosby also was with Caton at Highlands Ranch. As a player, Crosby’s accomplishments rank highly in state annals: 1996 Mr. Colorado Basketball; state runner-up in the Class 5A state tournament the same year while playing at Chatfield in Littleton; Nike and BCI All-American; three-year starter at Washington State, where he finished eighth in career scoring; played six years professionally in NBA D League, USBL, Poland Australia, Greece, Norway and Portugal.

Rob Caton

All-Denver Prep League at George Washington, the younger Caton also played at Northern Colorado. He has assisted with his father at GW, Aurora Central and Highlands Ranch.


Junior Varsity Head Coach

Mark Quinn

All-Denver Prep League at Denver South, Quinn has coached multiple teams the last five years with the Gold Crown Foundation and in various club-team tournaments.


Sophomore head coach

Tom Tesone

An outstanding football player at Cherry Creek in Greenwood Village, Tesone won the Gold Helmet Award for being a top player, scholar and citizen, and went on to the University of Colorado, where he was an all-Big 8 Conference choice. He is the son of legendary Cherry Creek football coach and hall-of-famer Fred Tesone. He has coached previously at Mullen and Rock Canyon, and he also coaches track for the Mustangs.


Freshman head coach

Mike Augustine

A former longtime coach on the junior-college level, with Worthington Community College in Minnesota, he twice was named District 12 coach of the year. He also sent time at Worthington Middle School as well as Bishop Machebeuf. He’s also serving as a counselor with the Mustangs.


Assistant Freshman and Sophomore Coach

DeVon Miller

Currently a student at CSU-Pueblo, Miller will assist with lower-level teams in December. He has experience coaching club teams throughout the Denver-metropolitan area.


Feeder Team Coaches, Grades 2-8

Domonic Martinez

A former all-stater at Lutheran in West Denver, Martinez went on to Western State, where he was all-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference for two seasons. He played professionally in Mexico before returning to Denver to teach at multiple stops, including at Abraham Lincoln High as an assistant principal and athletic director.

Ray Valdez

All-Denver Prep League at Abraham Lincoln, Valdez assisted at Abraham Lincoln and Denver East, and was head coach at Denver West, and has mentored players who have gone on to the NBA.

Gary Rhoades

Averaging 29.9 points for Denver West in the 1968-69 season, Rhoades set a DPL scoring record. He went on to CSU, where he was all-WAC, set several marks and was inducted into its hall of fame. A tireless member of the Denver community, notably through the Harvey Park Recreation Center, he has mentored countless athletes.

Brian Davis

Caton calls Davis “a true basketball junkie,” a guy who hangs out in gyms regularly.


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