The goal is to promote lifelong fitness, provide opportunities for growth and good sportsmanship, show the benefits of dedication, hard work, and continuous practice, and for students to simply have fun.
Mullen High School offers 22 state-sanctioned sports for Mustangs boys and girls, and are open to all participants. We work to engender respect for adults, fellow team members and opponents.
For those who aspire to be serious athletes, Mullen also offers some of the finest coaches and most-competitive interscholastic teams in Colorado in its upper classifications.
While the thousands of motorists who travel Hampden Avenue each day may know Mullen High School lies to the south on Lowell Boulevard, how many really know about its athletic facilities? And how many prep competitors, coaches and followers from other schools have had an opportunity to enjoy them?
For the record, Mullen has exclusive use of the only all-grass football field (Brother Bernard Kinneavy Field at De La Salle Stadium) among big schools; a newer track; a grass practice field for football; two gymnasiums; two soccer fields; newly finished tennis courts; an improved softball field (Santo “Doc” Scavuzzo); a Colorado Rockies-sponsored baseball diamond (Bill Swift Field); a weight room; and the only significant indoor practice facility in Colorado, the Green Room in the Spirit Center that can handle multiple sports.
A native Coloradan, Damian was a three-sporter at Eaglecrest High School in Centennial and a star running back. He led the Raptors to the 1993 Class 5A (in a 6A system) Colorado championship as a junior. He played football at Iowa State and Northern Colorado, graduating in 2000 with a degree in communications. Six years later, Damian earned a masters’ in athletic administration. In education for nine years, Damian also was a physical-education teacher as well as athletic director at Adams City and Montbello. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four offspring – Jadyn (17), Skye (15), Noah (14) and Tatum (9). Still active in adult leagues (flag football, basketball and softball), Damian says his passion is serving kids through high-school athletics and that God has a purpose for his life, and he just wants to follow His plan.
Hank is in his 22nd year at Mullen. Prior to arriving, Hank taught and coached at Little Rock Catholic High School in Arkansas for six years and Dallas Jesuit in Texas for seven and one-half. At Mullen, Hank taught English and coached football for 14 years before transitioning into an administrative role. He has worked in the Athletic Department as Dean of Athletic Renewal, Assistant Athletic Director, Interim Athletic Director and currently as Associate Athletic Director. Hank and wife Pam have two children, both Mullen grads, Lindsay ('07) and Patrick ('04). Lindsay is the Associate Director of Admissions and Retention at Mullen. Patrick and wife Heather both work for the NHL's San Jose Sharks -- Patrick is the Director of Integrated Marketing and Heather the Foundation Director. They are parents to daughters Graysen Rhea (3) and Quinn Everly (1).
Emily began her career at Mullen in 2018 as the Head Varsity Cheerleading coach and in 2019 joined the Mullen community full time as the Athletic Administrative Assistant. She is currently enrolled at Metropolitan State University where she is finishing her degree in Sports Administration with a minor in Coaching. When she is not at Mullen, she is usually camping and off-roading, cheering on the Buckeyes during college football season, or attending as many country concerts as she can.
Joey Mahmood joined the Mullen community as a teacher and the head athletic trainer in the fall of 2011. Joey currently is the Director of Sports Medicine, the Department Chair of Physical Education and teaches physical education and science classes. Joey considers himself lucky to be able to help student athletes stay healthy during competition and then teach students in the classroom how to take care of themselfs and others. When Joey isn't at Mullen he is spending time with his wife Michele, two sons Dino and Enzo and his two dogs, Duke and Trigger.
A native of Phoenixville, Pa., a suburb of Philadelphia, Devlin has covered high-school sports in Colorado for 41 years through newspapers, television, magazines and the Internet. A former participant in four prep sports at St. Pius X High School in Pottstown, Pa., Devlin began as Sports Information Director at Mullen in 2017 and has been inducted into various scholastic halls of fame, and won numerous writing awards. Devlin occupies the only full-time sports-information position at a high school in Colorado. He's also a contributor to various media outlets in the Denver area and others throughout Colorado and nationally that help promote Mullen athletics as well as the state's prep sports.
We Are Mullen!
We are excited to celebrate the accomplishments of our student-athletes, both in and out of competition. Below you will find a running list of recent Mustangs who have committed to continue their athletic journey at the collegiate level:
Class of 2021:
Elise Bialecki, lacrosse, Pittsburgh
Brayden Carter, basketball, Regis
Claire Chahbandour, swimming, TCU
Alexa Dominguez, basketball, U. of Colorado-Colorado Springs
Molly Gilbert, lacrosse, Colorado Mesa
Aidan Lehman, football, San Diego
Lauren Manwiller, tennis, Loyola-Maryland
Cullen Martinez, football, Hastings
Elaina Martinez, basketball, Briar Cliff
Megan Pohs, basketball, Regis University
Brisen Thomas, football, Arizona Christian
C.J. Smith, football, Hastings
Gabrielle Zinis, swimming, San Diego
Class of 2022:
Chase Davison, swimming, Texas
Trevor Moore, baseball, Stanford
Team State Championships
Our Mustangs teams have won 79 State Championships, placing Mullen third in all-time Colorado history into the 2020-21 school year!
Data for State championships is gathered from the following sources: predominately published issues of the Rocky Mountain News and The Denver Post. Several out-of-town newspapers were also used for additional or missing information from the News or Post.