Thenell, Mullen ready to win now

Thenell, Mullen ready to win now


Thenell, Mullen ready to win now


Big change on Mullen’s sideline.

No more Dave Logan after a nasty split between the the high school and the legendary preps coach.

“It was definitely interesting, it was a lot of work just to get everything back to normal,” Mustangs linebacker Patrick Healy told 9News.

Healy is one of the top players in the state, and after Logan was fired, Healy considered not playing ball this year.

“It was a big shock to everyone. It definitely went thru my mind but knowing now I definitely made the right decision,” he said.

The high school has taken a lot of criticism for they way the Logan situation was handled.

But they did a great job with their coaching search, picking out a Mullen guy, Tom Thenell.

“It’s always good to be back where you started,” said Thenell.

He went to Mullen and then taught there before spending the last 20 years as Bear Creek’s head coach.

He has made it clear that he’s here to coach football, and the Dave Logan drama does not concern him or his decision to come to Mullen.

“I put my wife and my kids first and then I put what I needed to happen at both schools second and that’s why I’m here,” he told 9News.

And here to win. Because although it’s new look coaching staff, at Mullen the goal doesn’t change.

They expect a state title.


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