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Mischler Returns to Cathedral Prep Football as Offensive Coordinator


ERIE, Pa. – Cathedral Prep announced Tuesday that legendary former head coach Mike Mischler has returned to the program as the offensive coordinator for head coach Mike Krahe.

“(I am) thankful for the opportunity afforded to be by (Mike Krahe) to once again do what I love at the school I love so much,” Mischler wrote on X (formerly known as Twitter). “(I am) looking forward to working with many coaches who I still call friends and get to know these players – mostly new faces to me.”

Mischler spent 20 years as the Ramblers head coach before stepping down in February of 2022.

He guided the Ramblers to state titles in 2000, 2012, 2016, 2017, and 2018 while going 214-50 in his 20 seasons.

Mischler, a 1987 graduate of Pre,p and took over the program in 1998, advancing to the state championship in 1999, the first of eight of his teams to do so. The Ramblers finished runner-up that year but came back to win the title in 2000 (the first in program history), 41-35 over Central Bucks West.


Mischler briefly left Cathedral Prep to coach at Iroquois from 2005-2008 (when he was at Iroquois). Once he returned,  the Ramblers won four state titles, including three in a row from 2016-18.

Mischler was named Pennsylvania Coach of the Year five times.

“There are no words to properly illustrate the impact that Mike Mischler has made on the young men of Cathedral Prep,” said Prep VP of Athletics, Bill Flanagan during the press conference announcing Mischler’s retirement as head coach in 2022. “The wins have been great, the state championships noteworthy. But the lasting impact of what Mike has accomplished here resides in moving people to heights they felt were impossible to achieve. His ability to uniquely care for the person, not the player, is unmatched. It is a legacy far greater than any of the many titles he has won.”

Mischler was a 2015 inductee into the Erie Metro Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.



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