Coach: Joe Vigil8th year as Head Boy's Golf CoachJoe Vigil has played golf since 12 years old, and played 2 years in High School. Coach Vigil plays competitively in tournaments and leagues over the last 25 years.His vision for the golf program is to have fun, learn the basic fundamentals and rules of the game and then ultimately compete at the highest level. We have qualified 9 golfers in my 7th years as coach.Coach Vigil graduated from CSU-Pueblo, has 2 kids (Chazz 20 and Camryn 17), one wife and 2 dogs.In the summer, athletes can play in the PPJG or JGAC golf leagues to get ready for the fall season.Coach Vigil's philosophy is that golf is like life being a honor system game and will teach one adversity in situations. We will build on those skills.
Cheer & Dance
Cheer Coach: Katie Wilkerson
Katie is in her 2nd year of coaching here at Centennial High School, and her 6th year of coaching varsity cheer. Wilkerson’s vision for the cheer program is to support all Bulldog sports. As well as encourage and build school spirit. In the program she wants her student athletes to build character as well as support their community. Important days that are upcoming will be a parent meeting in late February, possible pre tryout clinic, as well as tryouts the week before spring break. Follow our social media for more information.
Dance Coach: Desiree Trujillo
Coach: Ron Garcia
Years of service at Centennial: 26 Years
1994 - 1996 Freed Middle School Head Football Coach
1997 – 2014 Centennial High School Asst. Track & Field Coach
1997 - 2000 Centennial High School Freshman Football Coach
2001 – 2011 Centennial High School Head JV Football Coach
2012 – 2015 Centennial High School Asst. Cross Country Coach
2016 – Present - Centennial High School Head Cross Country Coach
2015 – Present - Centennial High School Head Track & Field Coach
Centennial High School Football (4 Years)
Centennial High School Basketball (4 Years)
Track & Field (4 Years)
Education: Minor in Coaching (1993-1996)
My Coaching Philosophy: Sports prepares student athletes for life,
teaching them about working as a team or as a team player, not as a
Off-Season: The Centennial XC team starts its off-season workouts at
the end of June. Centennial Track will begin off-season training during the
month of January. (Schedules will be provided at the 8th grade night
Ron Garcia (719-248-0424)
Head XC &; T&F Coach
Central High School
Coach: Jeff Sterling
I have just finished my 26th year as head boys soccer coach and I am entering my 26th year as head girls soccer coach. I am also in my 22st year being a Social Studies teacher. All of these years have been at Centennial. I am married to my wife of 23 years, Michelle; and I have two wonderful daughters that I have had the privilege of coaching at Centennial. Throughout these years my philosophy has not changed. I believe in giving everyone an opportunity to play as I have a "no cut" policy. I am proud to say we have been the only program in the Pueblo area to offer a JV team every season in both boys and girls. I believe in life-lessons and preparing student-athletes to succeed after high school. I pride myself on being an educator and have seen the success of being in the school with my athletes. I check with many of my athletes daily and constantly keep track of their grades which is a huge advantage for our program.As far as soccer I focus on fundamentals and consider myself a great teacher of the technical side of the game. I earned my NSCAA National High School Diploma and have years of coaching experience at the club level. The success of our boys and girls soccer program is well documented but I do not gauge my success by wins and losses. I know I give my all to the athletes both in the classroom and on the field and that helps prepare them for life after high school.We will be offering our traditional summer workouts beginning in July. Please email me for exact days and times. I look forward to your son or daughter to attend one of the best soccer programs in Colorado and a fantastic academically focused school.
Coach: Brad Gerler
I have coached for 9 seasons as the boys’ tennis coach at Centennial. Before I came to Centennial, I served as the women’s tennis coach at CSU-Pueblo and the boys’ coach at East High School. I have also spent time as an assistant coach at South and Poudre High Schools. I am also currently entering my second season as the girls’ tennis coach at East High School.
My ultimate goal as a coach is to teach life skills through athletics. In preparing my student-athletes to win on the court, I believe they are learning lessons that they can apply throughout the rest of their lives. I value team-work, communication, accountability, and hard-work. The thing that I consistently preach to my team is that we need to focus on the things that we can control; our attitude, our concentration, and our effort. The unique aspect about tennis is that there are no officials or referees on the court. Players are required to call their own lines and basically serve as their own umpire during the match. In doing this, players need to have the confidence to call their opponent’s shots out, but also the honesty and integrity to do that in a fair manner. It is my belief, regardless of a player’s success on the court, if they can learn the skills and lessons that tennis teaches, then they will be prepared to be high-functioning and contributing members of the community.
I am very proud of the 42 individual state qualifiers that I have coached in my tenure at Centennial. Our second place finish at regionals in 2019 and our league and regional championships in 2015 are definitely the highlights of my coaching career. But, the thing that I am most proud of is the fact that every player that I have coached at Centennial has graduated and I am so excited to see the people that my former players are becoming.