|Mountain Range Coaches|
Head Coach / Varsity Defensive Backs
Coach Donnalley joins the Mountain Range staff for 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 into the college coaching ranks as the defensive backfield coach at his alma mater. He was part of the staff that won 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 reentering 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.
JV Head Coach 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.
Doug VanMeterAssistant Defensive Coordinator / Varsity Defensive Line
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 has 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 several years in a row. He is currently a player/coach for the Broomfield Dawgs.Doug and his wife, Jenny, are the proud parents of their two sons, Caleb, who is 6 years old, and Colton who is 3 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
forward to working with the young men of Mountain Range High School Football.
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.
Coach Bryan McClure is a former high school and semiprofessional football player. This will be his first year as an assistant coach on The Mountain Range High School freshmen 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 works full time as a Sr. Training Manager for a large international construction company based in Colorado.
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.
Jenny Van Meter