Mount St. Mary Catholic High School Welcomes J.D. Runnels as New Head Football Coach

Mount St. Mary Catholic High School Welcomes J.D. Runnels as New Head Football Coach
  • ATHLETICS

Mount St. Mary Catholic High School proudly announces the appointment of J.D. Runnels as the next Head Football Coach. Runnels brings a wealth of experience and a winning spirit to The Mount, promising to lead the football program to new heights.

Runnels, a celebrated figure in Oklahoma football, boasts an impressive track record both as a player and a coach. Hailing from Carl Albert High School, he clinched four state titles and earned recognition as a two-time Daily Oklahoman All-Stater. His exceptional talent and leadership skills carried him to The University of Oklahoma, where he contributed significantly to the team's success, competing in two national championships and securing two Big 12 titles.

After a stellar collegiate career, Runnels transitioned to the professional arena, drafted in the 6th round by the Chicago Bears. Now, with a storied background in football, Runnels brings his expertise and passion for the game to Mount St. Mary Catholic High School.

"We are thrilled to welcome J.D. Runnels to our Mount St. Mary family," said Laura Cain, Principal of Mount St. Mary Catholic High School. "Coach Runnels brings an impressive football resume to MSM and embodies the values of teamwork, discipline, and excellence. We are excited for Rocket Football under his direction as a leader, coach and mentor for our student-athletes."

"Coach JD brings a champion's mindset to the new era of Rocket Football," added Rich Henderson, Athletic Director at Mount St. Mary Catholic High School. "He has an innate ability to positively impact the lives of student-athletes on and off the field. Coach JD embraces the mission and the values upheld by our school and community, and we are excited to have him at the helm of our football program."

Coach Runnels expressed his enthusiasm for the opportunity, stating, "It is an honor to join Mount St. Mary Catholic High School as the Head Football Coach. I am deeply committed to empowering our student-athletes, instilling in them the values of discipline, perseverance, and camaraderie. Together, we will strive for greatness both on and off the field."

The Mount community eagerly anticipates the start of a new era under Coach Runnels' leadership, confident that his appointment marks the beginning of a bright and successful chapter in Mount St. Mary football history.

 

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