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|James Kelly was the first Mountain Range football player to be named to the Colorado All-State Team in 2010?|
|Mountain Range Coaches|
Head Coach / Varsity Defensive Backs
Coach Donnalley joined the Mountain Range staff in 2014 and will be working with the defensive backfield for a second year. As a graduate of Red Wing, Minnesota High School, Coach Donnalley went on to play his college football as a corner back for North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota where he also ran track. After college, and as a 7th round draft pick of the St. Louis Cardinal Football program, Coach Donnalley continued his playing career in the NFL and then USFL after which he entered in to the college coaching ranks as the defensive backfield coach at his alma mater. He was part of the staff that won a NCAA Division II National Championships in 1986 and 1987. From there, Coach Donnalley went on to coach as an assistant at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana, then on to the Head Football Coach at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. He returned to North Dakota State where he was the Defensive Coordinator. After 15 years away from coaching to focus on a career in business, Coach Donnalley has reentered the coaching ranks and looks forward to another season with the young men at Mountain Range High School.
Assistant HC / Varsity RBs
Coach Lohmeyer is the Varsity Running Backs coach for the 2015 season. He also handles the Video and Communication for the team. This is his 7th year as a coach at the high school level after several successful seasons coaching in the Thornton Junior Football League. Coach Lohmeyer grew up in northeast Kansas and graduated from Linn High School. He graduated from the United Air Force Academy in 1994 with a B.S. in Human Factors Engineering. More importantly, he met his wife Tempe while in Colorado Springs. Coach Lohmeyer served in the Air Force for 8 years including assignments in Texas, Arizona, Alaska, and North Carolina. He moved to Colorado in 2002 and currently teaches math at MRHS. Troy and Tempe have two children. Austin (who attends Horizon High School) and Justine.
Varsity Offensive Coordinator / QBs
New Offensive Coordinator here at Mountain Range. Josh Enters his 16th year with many stops on the way. Prior to Mountain Range, he served as head coach at Niwot High School for three seasons; he was an assistant coach at Arizona Western for 3 seasons, helping the team earn 3 conference titles and 3 bowl appearances. Before AWC, he was an assistant at Greeley Central High for 4 seasons and began his career at Northridge High working with football and track, having 4 years as head track coach. Brewer's playing career started at Bethany College, where he then transferred and finished at Northern Colorado, where he played linebacker and safety. Professionally, he held the role of utility player for the Colorado Ice for three seasons, playing quarterback, receiver and defensive back. Brewer was an all-conference selection at Greeley Central. He is married to his wonderful wife Nicole and has an awesome dog named Rocky!!
Doug Van Meter
Co-Defensive Coordinator / Varsity Defensive Line
Coach Van Meter is entering his 7th season at the Mountain. He started as a freshman coach in 2009 and has since been with the varsity defensive line. This season he has been given an opportunity to Co-Coordinate the defense. Doug graduated from Johnson High School in St. Paul, MN, where he grew up. He went on to play football for North Dakota State University, in Fargo, ND, where he graduated in 1995 with a B.S. degree in Physical Education, and minors in health education and coaching. Ultimately, as an offensive guard/long snapper at NDSU, he won a National Championship, was a 3 year starter, 2 year All-Conference, 1st Team All-Region, and 3rd Team All-American. Doug continued his football career, playing for various professional indoor teams and semi-pro teams. In 2008, with the Mile High Grizzlies, he won the FWFA Mountain West Region Championship, and has been named to the Colorado Football Conference All Star team for several years. Doug and his wife, Jenny, are the proud parents of their two sons, Caleb, who is 8 years old, and Colton who is 5 years old. Doug has a career as a freight broker. He feels fortunate to be able to pursue his passion as a football coach, and looks forward to the upcoming season with the young men of Mountain Range High School Football.
Co-Defensive Coordinator / Varsity LB
Coach Scott Gallas begins his first year with the Mustangs and will be coaching the Varsity Offensive Line. This will mark his 33rd year of coaching High school football in Colorado. Coach Gallas has coached football at Ranum, Horizon, Smoky Hill and 28 years at Northglenn High school. As the Head Football Coach at Northglenn, he was voted Rocky Mountain News coach of the year, Denver Bronco Coach of the week and 5 times Front Range League Coach of the Year. He was fortunate to have coached the 1993 team to 13-1 record which is the best record in school history. In 1984, as a first year offensive line coach, Northglenn won its only Football State Championship. Coach Gallas Graduated from Ranum High school in 1977, earned a Bachelor’s Degree from CSU Pueblo in 1981, a Teaching certificate from Metropolitan State University in 1984 and a Masters of arts degree from The University of Northern Colorado in 1992. He also teaches Physical Education and coach's track at Northglenn High School. He has been married to his wife Pam for 32 years and has 2 sons, Justin 31 and Tyler 28.
Coach Neverve is a long time High School Coach. He has coached High School Football, Baseball, Basketball, Softball, etc. over the past 30 something years. He graduated from Westminster High School and has been coaching baseball there over the past several years. He also has been coaching football here at Mountain Range High School over the past several years and this year has moved over to the Defensive side of the ball and will be coaching the H’s. He works with adults with IDD at North Metro Community Services where he has been over the past almost 30 years. He is married to his lovely wife Suzanne for over 30 years and has two grown daughters Tiffany and Candice that he is very proud of and also a grandson Joshua that he really enjoys seeing grow up.
JV HC / JV OC / JV QB / JV TE/RB
Coach Madrid is in his second year with the Mountain Range staff. Entering his 27th season of coaching football, Coach Madrid has spent his entire adult life helping to strengthen the lives of young men. He takes pride in an approach that teaches the skills to not only suceed on the field but in life. Coach Madrid most recently coached in Thornton Junior Football League. He is married to Margie and has three children Angela, Miranda and Nicholas.
JV LB / JB A's
Coach Chavez joined the Mountain Range coaching staff in 2012 after several years of coaching youth football in Pop Warner, Thornton Junior Football League (TJFL) and Northern Youth Football Association (NYFA). Married to his wife Michelle for 22 years, they have 3 children (Rhaeanna, Cassandra & Gregg). Coach Chavez is passionate about coaching fundamentally sound football players but more importantly, teaching them to become leaders and pillars in their community.
JV DC / JV DB
This is my second year as a coach for the Mountain Range High School football program. I was brought in as a defensive assistant but was moved to the defensive coordinators position for Freshman during the 2014 summer camp. In 2015 I became the defensive coordinator for the JV team at Mountain Range High School. I played football my junior and senior years at Springer High School in Springer, New Mexico. I started coaching baseball and football in PAL Youth League in 1978. I coached in that program for eight years and was out of coaching until 2002, where I became an assistant for my son's start up Standley Lake Youth Football League team. I coached there for three years until the league was desolved. The following season, in 2006, I started coaching with the Thornton Junior Football League. I continue coaching there in the spring and in the fall along with coaching at Mountain Range High School.
Coach Klein has joined the Mountain Range staff for the 2015 season. He will be working with the offensive line. This will be his 5th year coaching at the high school level. He spent the last four years coaching at Pueblo West High School as an offensive line coach. A graduate from Elizabeth High School in 2009 and Colorado State University - Pueblo in 2015. He graduated with a degree in Mechatronics Engineering and currently works at CML Security as a Control Systems Engineer.
Coach Terry DiManna is enjoying his first year with the Mountain Range football staff. He has spent the last four years coaching at another High School within the district (Defensive Line, JV – Head Coach, and Freshman Offensive Coordinator). As a native to Colorado and a resident within the North area, he has been coaching football for several years within Colorado. Working as a head football coach in various youth football leagues including North Metro Jaguars and Thornton Junior Football League. As a former youth and high school football player he has gained a true passion for the game. He is a true believer that all organized sports, mainly football as it gives each player a true sense of camaraderie, discipline, teamwork, and accomplishment. Applying these attributes will assist in individual success in most everyday life experiences. Terry is a graduate of Colorado State University, and currently works as a Data Analyst for a national private college. His family, wife Tammy, son Nicholas, and daughter Dominique continue to support his passion for football. Terry and his wife take every opportunity they get and ride their Harley’s, Colorado is a beautiful state and it is even better on a motorcycle.
First year coaching at MR! Coach Crawford played high school football in Garland, Texas. He lettered in football, soccer, and track at North Garland High. (1985-1989) He attended Fort Lewis College. He played football under Kevin Donnalley as honorable mention receiver. (1989-1993) He played on West Virginia Lightning, where in 1995, they won the NMLF National Championship under Coach Damon Grose. He has one son, 9 year old Trevor Crawford.
Freshmen Head Coach / DL
Coach Troy Thomas is the Mountain Range Mustang Head Freshman Football Coach. He has been with the program since 2011. The past two years he was the Freshman Defense Coordinator. Before becoming a Mustang, Coach Thomas was a successful coach with the Thronton Junior Football League for 14 years. Working hie way through the ranks from flag to the senior division. Troy has been married to his wife Catherine Thomas for the past 25 years, they have 5 children DeEtta 21,Olivia 20 both attending Metro State University, son Jacob 17, Rebecca 14 and Hannah 11. Coach Thomas feels that he brings fundamentals, intensity and passion to the game he loves.
Freshmen DC / Alley / DB
Coach Jason Brodnik is in his first year as the Mountain Range Mustang Freshman Defensive Coordinator. The past 4 seasons he coached the NYFA Jaguars team. In high school Jason played football, ran track and also ran cross-country. He attended New Mexico State University prior to moving to Colorado where he earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Colorado State University. Jason has two children, Erika who is a junior at Mountain Range, and Evan who is a freshman. Coach Brodnik is an avid Ohio State Buckeye and Cleveland Browns fan, having grown up in Cleveland, Ohio.
Freshmen OC / TE/RB
Coach Roman joins the Mountain Range football program as the Freshmen offensive coordinator. Coach Bargas coached several successful seasons at the youth level , his Red Raider team compiled an overall record of 68-2 with 7 straight youth championships and 1 youth state title at the senior level. Coach Bargas has been married to his wife Julie for 16 years and has a son Jacob 14 and a daughter Brea 11. Coach Roman hopes to bring this freshmen group to new heights and will do everything he can to help these young men be successful this football season!
Coach Bryan McClure is a former high school and semiprofessional football player. This will be his third year as an assistant coach on The Mountain Range High School football team. His coaching resume includes several years working as an assistant football coach in various Colorado youth football programs including the Thornton Junior Football League, the North Metro Jaguars, and the Northern Youth Football Association. Additionally, Coach McClure holds several instructor/coaching certifications including the NCCER Master Instructor and ASTD CPLP (Certified Professional in Learning and Performance). Bryan has been married to his beautiful wife Joanna for 16 years, they have two amazing children, Caleb, 14 years old and Sydney 10 years old.
Former Head Coaches
2006 — 2008
Joe Bravo coached for 16 years coaching at the varsity level. During this time, he had been the head coach at Mountain Range High School, defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Northglenn High School, linebackers coach at Overland High School, and defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Horizon High School. Bravo has been fortunate enough to coach in the state playoff brackets at the 5A level during seven of these seasons, reaching the state championship game in 1995 at Overland High School. His proudest moment as an educator and coach was being the 2008 recipient of the Dominic Capra Award for the Adams County Five Star Schools. He was the first head coach at Mountain Range forming the foundation of the program. In the three years he was the head coach, he led the varsity program to a 14-16 combined record and the team from 3A to 5A football.
2009 — 2014
Coach Davey was named the head coach of Mountain Range beginning with the 2009 season. Coach Davey grew up and graduated from Steamboat Springs H.S. in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. He went on to play football and baseball for one year at Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska. After one year he transferred to UNC-Greeley where he played baseball for three years. Coach Davey has a Bachelors Degree in Biology with an Emphasis in Education from UNC-Greeley and a Master’s Degree in Administration and Education from the University of Phoenix. He began his coaching career as a one year volunteer in Windsor, Colorado. He continued coaching in Windsor for two more years before moving to Denver. While living in Denver, he has coached 4 years at Westminster High School and 2 years at Mountain Range prior to being named head coach. He will be entering his 8th fall in 2014 as a high school football coach here at Mountain Range. His inspiration for coaching comes from his loving wife and daughters. Leah is an CPA for a private firm in downtown Denver, while their daughter Chandler will turn 7 on July 11, 2014 and Shayne will turn 4 on August 5th 2014. Both girls are quite the cheerleaders for dad and the MUSTANGS! Davey lead the Mustangs to their best 5A season in the fall of 2013. The Mustangs finish with a 5-0 conference record to win the Front Range Conference title. The team posted a 9-2 record overall and won their first playoff game in school history.