Center Point Independent School District announced Wednesday that the district has hired Mario Laque to serve as their new Athletic Director. Laque has been employed by CPISD for the past eight years and served in various roles, such as Offensive Coordinator for the Center Point football team, Junior High School Basketball coach and the High School’s Powerlifting coach.
Laque has worked as an educator and coach for over 28 years in the Texas public school system and began his coaching career in Mission, Texas.
While working as an Offensive Coordinator for 12 years, he has been a part of nine playoff appearances, including two bi-district wins under his belt.
Laque takes over the AD position following former CPISD Athletic Director Damian Patrick Van Winkle’s arrest last month for suspicion of having inappropriate contact with multiple students throughout the course of the current 2021-2022 academic school year.
According to the Kerr County Sheriff’s Office, the investigation is ongoing.
Laque says that he is excited for this opportunity and can’t wait to “get the ball rolling.”