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Mullen High School Announces Hiring of new wrestling head coach, John Howes

Mullen High School is pleased to announce Mr. John Howes as its new head wrestling coach.

Mullen’s Athletic Director, Mr. Vince Massey states, “We are thrilled to welcome Coach Howes to the Mullen community.  Coach Howes’ résumé speaks for itself, and he has been a major contributor to Mullen’s wrestling success these past two years.  We believe Coach Howes is the perfect coach to lead Mullen wrestling into the future.”

Mr. Howes, in his 28 years coaching career, has placed 32 wrestlers in the state tournament, has coached nine state champions, has had three wrestlers selected to the All-Colorado Wrestling Team, two wrestlers named the Denver Post Colorado Wrestler of the Year, and has had two wrestlers receive the Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award.  Other additional accomplishments in his many years of service on the mat include an NFSHCA National Championship with two runner-up finishes and nine total placers.  Five of those wrestlers finished in the top-twenty of the NFSHCA.

Mr. Howes has spent the last two seasons working as a Mullen assistant wrestling coach, and he brings to his new position a wealth of coaching experience.  He was an assistant wrestling coach at Green Mountain High School for eight years and at Arvada High School for two years.  He was Arvada High School’s head wrestling coach for 16 years where he was a two-time All-State Coach, a Jeffco 4A Coach of the Year, and a three-time Jeffco Wrestling Coach of the Year.

A teacher in the state of Colorado for the past 27 years, John loves to travel the world and has been on twenty building service projects throughout Mexico, Eleuthria, and Central America.  Lisa, his wife of 29 years, and John have two sons, Brock and Bolton.  Brock is currently a student at North Park University in Chicago, and Bolton is working on a PHD Fellowship at Princeton University.

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