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Coach Steve Castille

Coach Steve Castille took over the Oñate High School Football Program in the 2019 Season.  He has been amazed and impressed by the community support for the Knight’s football program.  

Coach Castille was born and raised in Los Alamos, NM where he spent many years playing both Football and Baseball.  He played his last football game in the 2nd round of the playoffs when Los Alamos lost to the Onate Knights at Aggie Memorial Stadium in 1993.

His coaching career began at Valley High School in 1996, while he was attending the University of New Mexico.  He was a part of the Valley turnaround that produced the school’s first District Championships in 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2002, in addition to numerous trips to the semi-finals of the State Championships.  Castille took over as the head coach at Capital High School in Santa Fe in 2004. His teams earned their way into the state playoffs for four consecutive years. Capital High School had not been to the playoffs for over a decade prior to Coach Castille.  Coach was proud to be named “Coach of the year” on several occasions and credits his entire coaching staff for his success.  

In 2010, Castille returned to Albuquerque to take over as Offensive Coordinator at Eldorado High School.  Over the last nine years, Eldorado has averaged over 40 points a game and has been consistently near the top in New Mexico for offensive output.  Eldorado has won at least one playoff game in 7 of the last 9 years that Coach Castille has been calling plays. Eldorado lost the State Championship to Cleveland High School in 2015.  Castille was named Albuquerque Public Schools males sports assistant coach of the year in 2014.

Coach Castille is very proud to be a member of the Las Cruces community along with his wife Laura.  Laura is a New Mexico State University graduate and a NMSU employee. Coach Castille and his wife have two daughters, Ginny, age 14, and Jacky, age 12.  The Castille family is looking forward to the 2020 football season.