Coach Bennett is in his third year heading Mullen. A native of Indianapolis, Bennett moved to Colorado at age 2. He graduated from Centaurus High School in Lafayette, where he wrestled and played football. The middle linebacker was all-Skyline League as a senior. He also played football at Western State before knee problems ended his career. He earned a degree in recreational sports management.
Previously an assistant coach at Jefferson High School under former Mullen head coach Dave Sidwell, Bennett also assisted at Jefferson County’s Standley Lake for five seasons as well as four under decorated head coach Jim Bratten, and was a Far West Regional scout for the Arena Football League.
In returning to the prep level, Bennett landed as an assistant at Jeffco’s D’Evelyn. And when the head-coach position suddenly opened, Bennett handled it for 15 years, including a semifinals showing, 11 playoff appearances, 14 consecutive winning seasons and a 103-56 record.
Bennett, who's in construction, is 5-13 in command of the Mustangs.