Coach Jared Clark was announced as the new Head Football coach in February 2020. Clark is an alumnus of CMHS, Class of 2000, who went on to play for the University of Notre Dame. He has 16 years of coaching experience and brings a wealth of knowledge to his alma mater. Coach Clark was a star quarterback at Mooney from 1996-2000. He was inducted into the CMHS Athletic Hall of Fame in 2012. He was an assistant coach for the Cougars from 2005-2014 and then was an offensive line coach at Riverview from 2016-19. Coach Clark is married to Rachel, and they have four daughters.
Boys and Girls Golf
Coach Nash is a graduate of Incarnation Catholic School and a Cardinal Mooney High School Alumni (Class of ’81). He went on to graduate from Saint Leo University in 1985. Coach Nash was named the HT Preps Coach of the Year for Boys Golf for the past two years. He is the PGA Head Golf Professional at The Palms Golf Club at Forest Lakes in Sarasota. He is married to Marcie, and they have two sons, Jake (CMHS 2019) and Tanner (CMHS 2020). Son Jake attends and plays golf at St. Leo University, and Tanner was a member of the Cougars 2019 district, region championship, and state qualifying team.
Coach Slentz has recently been named Head Coach after being with the Cougars for the past three years as an assistant Varsity coach. He currently teaches history at Cardinal Mooney is a graduate of Melbourne Central Catholic High School where he played basketball for all four years. Slentz earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida in 2015 and his master’s degree in history in 2017. For nine years, Slentz has been coaching basketball at the high school level.
HT Preps “Coach of the Year” four times, Coach Sutton began coaching for the Cougars in 2016, finished second in the state in 2018, and then in 2019, the Lady Cougars were crowned State Champions. Coach Sutton graduated from FSU with a BS in Sports Management. He then decided to pursue a career in physical education and coaching. Coach Sutton is a certified US CAP Level III Coach. He is also a member of CMHS faculty serving as our HOPE and PE teacher.
Boys and Girls Swimming
In the fall of 2019, Coach Smithers celebrated her 20th year of coaching for the Cougars. Coach Alice was World Swimmer of the Year in 1970 when she broke two world records in the 100 and 200-meter butterfly. Also, she was a member of the US National 4 x 100 Medley Relay team that set a world record in Osaka, Japan. Coach Smithers is a native of Cincinnati and is married to Bob (CMHS Class of 1965, former CMHS Head football coach and Hall of Fame inductee). They have three children, Jason, Joshua (CMHS Class of ’95), and Kristen (CMHS Class of ’98) and seven grandchildren.
Boys and Girls Cross Country
Coach McDonald has been with the Cougars cross country team, as well as the track and field team for the past nine years. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and has been coaching for over 20 years. She was named the 2019 HT Preps Coach of the Year for Girls Cross Country. She loves sharing her passion for distance running with young athletes. She has four children and is married to CMHS assistant baseball coach Jim McDonald.
Coach Ashley Dooley leads the Cougar Cheer Program. She took over the reins last season after serving as an assistant and head JV coach for the past six years. She was born and raised in Sarasota. She is a Mooney graduate (where she cheered all four years) and holds a BS degree from FSU. When she is not coaching, Coach Ashley is the Director of Client Relations for Fiduciary Wealth Advisors as well as a Realtor for Premier Sotheby’s International.
Coach Warne and his wife (Kelly) have three children (Rachael, Hannah, and Liam). Coach Warne played semi-professional soccer in England and the US. He has been Head Girls Coach since the fall of 2013 and was an assistant coach before that. He carries a National C license and a National Youth License.
Coach Juan Osorio took over the reins as the head coach of the boys’ soccer program in the 2019-20 season after serving as an assistant in the prior two seasons. Coach Juan is a graduate of Riverview HS, where he played varsity soccer and was a Herald-Tribune All-Area Selection for 2006. Juan was also a 2005 Regional Track and Field Champion for the 4 x 400 relay. Following High School, he played soccer for the Sarasota Football Club, where his team won the Florida State Cup in 2013.
Coach Rico Antonio made his debut as the Head Coach for the Lady Cougar Basketball team in 2018, coming to CMHS with seven years of coaching experience. Coach Antonio graduated from Bethel Park High School in Pittsburgh and attended Bethany College in West Virginia. He and his wife Sally have two daughters, Francesca and Carmella.
Boys and Girls Tennis
Coach Janet Kempton took over the Cougar Tennis program for both boys and girls in 2019. She grew up in Winter Park, FL, and played varsity tennis for four years at Bishop Moore High School in Orlando. She earned a BA in Communication and Marketing from Auburn University. Coach Kempton is currently involved in the USTA adult league tennis at the 5.0 level. Janet and her husband Steve, have two children, Natalie (CMHS2017) and Charlie (CMHS 2021).
Boys and Girls Track and Field
The Cougar Track and Field program welcomed Coach Will Schenerlein as head coach in the 2020 season. He joined the faculty at CMHS in 2019 as a history teacher. Will graduated from West Liberty University with his BS in Social Science Education and from Salem University with his Masters in Education Administration. He has 20 years of coaching experience in track, wrestling, and football. He was the Assistant AD at Parkersburg HS and the assistant coach for three West Virginia State Championship track teams. We proudly congratulate Coach with his induction to the West Virginia National Wrestling Hall of Fame in October 2019.
Boys and Girls Weightlifting
Coach Ruane is a 2010 alumnus of CMHS and an American History teacher and assistant football coach. Scott attended Ave Maria University, where he played football for four years and went on to help win the conference championship his senior year. Scott and his wife, Julianna, have two daughters and a son.
Elizabeth (Lizz) Curll-Chappell
Coach Curll-Chappell assumed the role as head coach of the Cougar softball team in 2020 after serving as the assistant coach in 2019. She was born and raised in Worcester, MA, and attended the College of Holy Cross, where she played Division 1 softball while earning her BA in Political Science. Coach Lizz received an All-Patriot league all-star nomination for three years while at Holy Cross. She has coached basketball and softball for 13 years and is currently teaching and coaching at Sarasota School of Arts and Sciences.
Coach Mulhollen is a native of Sarasota and graduated from Riverview HS in 1997. He played college baseball at Mars Hill University. Greg was the Head Coach at CMHS from 2005-2009 and came back to Mooney in 2013. In 2019 the Cougars were crowned district champions. During the 2020 season, Coach Mulhollen celebrated his 100th win for the Cougars. Greg is married to Krista, and they have three daughters.
A native of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, Derek graduated from Lincoln High School. He attended the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, where he earned his BS in Biology & Limnology. Derek was a 4-year starter and co-captain his senior year. He is married to Sara, and they have two sons. Derek is currently the General Manager at Crosscreek Environmental, an environmental consulting company.
Coach Brooke Eisenacher made her debut on our Cougar coaching staff in the 2020 season. Brooke played Division 1 lacrosse at Ohio University while earning her BS in Accounting and Finance and also earned her Masters in Early Childhood Education. Brooke has 13 years of experience coaching women’s lacrosse at the club and high school levels. She recently served as head coach for Gahanna Lincoln High School in Gahanna, OH.