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The mission of the Taft High School football program is to field a team that excels on the field, achieves in the classroom, and positively impacts our school and community. Every athlete in our program will be treated with respect and dignity as we strive to reach our potential as a team and as individuals. We will always play the game with class, within the rules, and with great pride. Our program and football community will always appreciate and value diversity so that each individual experiences a safe environment that allows each student athlete to acquire the knowledge, the work ethic, and communication skills necessary to become responsible and productive members of society.


Joe R. Castellano

Taft ISD - Athletic Director/Head Football Coach

Office: (361) 528-2636 ext. 3452

[email protected]



Best You Got!

Football Coaching Staff:
Offensive Coordinator: Jose Rios
Defensive Coordinator: Jonathan David McHugh


Assistant Coaches: Juan Buendia, Mario Flores, Ernesto Garcia, Anthony Griffitt, Perry Lansdale, Isaac Rodriguez, Arnulfo Rodriguez and Enrique Treviño

Taft ISD Athletic Trainer: Arriana McDonald                                                          

Student Trainers: Eryanna Aparicio, Addison Brant, Hanna Brant, Lauren Cruz, Nayailee Flores, Ileana Garcia, Marissa Garcia, Rebekah Hernandez, Jaylynn Leal, Araceli Riojas-Leon, Serena Martinez, Kamerin Mendez, Jazlynn Narvaez, Annabelle Ramos, Julianna Suarez, Frankie Torrez, Bailey Valdez, Meagan Vasquez, Jazlynn Villegas


Team Manager: Oscar Sturgeon