Cathedral Prep’s Mike Mischler Named CAC Top 25 Coach of the Year

Cathedral Prep’s Mike Mischler Named CAC Top 25 Coach of the Year

Cathedral Prep (Erie, Pa.) head coach Mike Mischler has been named the Catholic Athletes For Christ Top 25 Coach of the Year. The veteran coach led the Ramblers from starting the season outside the inaugural CAC Top 25 ranking of Catholic high school football teams across the nation, presented by Siena Heights University and Global Football, to the number three spot in the final 2017 ranking. The Ramblers recorded a 14-0 season and won the PIAA Class AAAA state championship for the second straight season, defeating Imhotep Charter (Philadelphia), 38-28. “Mike is an excellent coach who knows the game inside and out, and his historic two-year run which includes a school-record 28 straight wins and back to back state championships only validates that,” said Prep Director of Athletics Bill Flanagan. “What separates Mike from so many others is his true love and passion for the kids he coaches. Without question, that leadership style is the reason the Cathedral Prep football program has been so successful.” Mischler has coached 19 seasons and has a career record of 189-55 (.7780), including a Cathedral Prep mark of 172-39 (.820). His playoff record during a span of 18 consecutive seasons is 44-15 (.750). He has won 4 state titles in 6 appearances, has made 9 Western final appearances and has won 12 District 10 titles and 14 Metro-League/Region titles. “We are proud to recognize Coach Mike Mischler for the amazing success his Erie Prep team has had, but more so for the lifelong values he continues to instill in every player he coaches,” said Patrick Steenberge of Global Football. “Every person who played...
Global Football Exhibits at the AFCA Convention for a 20th Year

Global Football Exhibits at the AFCA Convention for a 20th Year

For the 20th year in succession, Global Football will feature prominently and engage with football coaches from around the world at the annual American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Convention. The Charlotte Convention Center in North Carolina hosts the 95th annual AFCA showpiece event from January 7-10. Global Football President Patrick Steenberge will be available to meet coaches and visitors to the Convention at Booth 204 in the exhibit hall, across from the new educational skills field. Since 1996, only Global Football has consistently provided amateur football players, coaches, families and fans the opportunity to travel and compete internationally with people of differing cultures, producing games and tours in 28 countries on 6 continents. More than 350 teams and 15,000 curious travelers have encountered a positive life-changing experience, while enjoying the ultimate team-building opportunity. “The AFCA Convention is always so special for us as it provides coaches the chance to talk casually about the opportunities available to them and their teams,” said Steenberge. “Taking on such a project is a major step for a school, so having time to discuss personally can be very helpful for coaches. In addition, we get to reunite with coaching friends we’ve developed through our 22 years of operations.” The AFCA Convention provides an opportunity for coaches considering taking teams overseas a chance to talk with Patrick, who will also attend the meeting of NCAA Division III coaches, as many of those teams have traveled overseas with Global Football since 1996. At Booth 204, attendees can discuss the cultural and sightseeing elements of tours with Leo Jenkins, who coordinates European operations, and the logistics of...