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Samuel Castello (top row, left), along with the other varsity football coaches, gives the varsity football team a pep talk before a big game against Williamson County Home School.
This school year, the Emery/Weiner community welcomes the newest member of the athletic department, Samuel Castello. This fall, Castello is serving as Assistant Head Coach of the high school football team and Head Coach for the middle school team. Come spring, he will be the head coach of the track and field team. Along with his coaching duties, he assists in day-to-day operations, scheduling, and transportation needs for the athletic department.
Castello graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in petroleum engineering and worked in hospital management before shifting his career to focus on his true passion of coaching. Prior to working at Emery, Coach Castello taught and coached at Summit Christain Academy for 3 years. He plans to use this experience in his various roles at Emery.
Castello has high aspirations for the athletic department, and his biggest goal is to continue to be competitive with other school’s programs, like Emery has been so far.
“I hope to grow all sports to have exceptional junior varsity and varsity programs, as well as off-season programs,” he said. Castello believes that these are key aspects in raising Emery’s level of competition and leading the athletic programs to success.
In a few months, Castello will be stepping into a new role at Emery, replacing current Assistant Athletic Director, Jason Reimers. Castello is already bringing high energy and hard work to the athletic department, and his time at Emery is just beginning.