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 lies to the south off 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?
Hank is in his 18th year at Mullen High School. Prior to arriving at Mullen, Hank taught and coached at Little Rock Catholic High School in Arkansas for 6 years and then Dallas Jesuit in Texas for 71/2 years. At Mullen Hank taught English and coached football for 14 years before transitioning into an administrative role. Hank 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 his wife Pam have two children both of whom are Mullen grads, Lindsay ('07) and Patrick ('04). Lindsay is the Registrar at Mullen High School and is also the Mullen POMs dance team's head coach. Patrick and his wife Heather both work for the NHL's San Jose Sharks where Patrick is the Digital Media Manager and Heather is the Shark's Foundation Director. They, also, became proud parents in March of this year to Graysen Rhea Hooper.
Karen Lane joined Mullen Athletics in 2017. Karen spent 25 years as a sales executive in the telecommunications and SaaS field. In her spare time, she sat on the board of Rugby Colorado, served as the Colorado HS Girls Director, as well developed youth, high school and high performance rugby teams. Karen's daughter is a Mullen graduate and is in her sophomore year at St. Mary's California and son, Tucker, is a junior. They are an active family who enjoy skiing, tennis, rugby, Jeeping among other outdoor activities.
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 40 years through newspapers, television, magazines and the Internet. A former participant in four prep sports at St. Pius X High School in Pottstown, Pa., began his role as Sports Information Specialist 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 the state. Also a contributor to other media outlets in the Denver area as well as other spots in Colorado that helps promote Mullen athletics, his goal is to turn the Mullen Broadcasting Network (MBN) into a class within the curriculum, to expand the network and website, and ensure it’s a student-run operation.
We Are Mullen!
Our Mustangs teams have won 79 State Championships, placing Mullen third in all-time Colorado history entering the 2019-20 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.