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Coach Wright grew up in Maitland, FL. where he attended Winter Park High School (Winter Park, FL). While at Winter Park he lettered in 4 varsity sports (Football, Baseball, Track & Field, Weightlifting) and served as a captain his senior season, earning All-Conference, All-County and All-Area honors in both Football and Weightlifting. After graduation, Coach Wright attended the University of Central Florida (UCF) where he earned an athletic scholarship, started for four years as a defensive back, served as a team captain and graduated with a degree in Business Administration. Since then, he has gone on to earn a doctoral degree, while professionally he has worked as a teacher and coach focusing in the areas of Leadership, Football and Strength & Conditioning.
Coach Wright is in his 12th year as a high school head coach, having spent the last 7 at Cardinal Gibbons where his varsity teams have compiled 67 wins and his program 149 total wins over that same period. He and his staff have won 3 Varsity conference titles, 5 Junior Varsity conference titles, gone undefeated twice with the Freshman football team and three times been honored with the conference coach of the year award.
Coach Wright's mission at CGHS is to "develop godly young men" who demonstrate the biblical values of love, sacrifice, service, accountability, community and joy. He is married to Rachel-Ruth Wright, they have three daughters and reside in Raleigh, NC.
Associate Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator
Coach Liedy is originally from Rockville Centre, NY where he was a captain and 4 year varsity starter in football and baseball at South Side High School. He attended The Ohio State University and received a B.S. in Education in 2004. He received an M.S. in Sport Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2007.
From 2007-2011, Liedy was the offensive line coach, director of football operations, adjunct professor, and assistant intramurals director at Mount Ida College in Newton, MA. Prior to that, he was a football intern at the University of Richmond, receivers coach at Pace University, and an assistant coach at both Olentangy High School in Lewis Center, OH, and South Side High School in Rockville Centre, NY
He resides in Apex, NC, with his wife Rachalle, a 5th grade teacher at Immaculata Catholic School in Durham, NC, their son Luke, and their dog Chloe.
Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs
Athletic Trainer/Director of Sports Medicine
Brad Altice has a passion for place kicking, punting and coaching youth to be successful. After 10 years of playing soccer Brad began to play football as a place kicker at Hoggard HS in Wilmington NC. Brad then played for ECU. Brad graduated from UNC Wilmington with a degree in Management Information Systems. He worked at IBM for 15 years and now serves as a Childrens Pastor at Southbridge Fellowship
Ron Clark is Lenoir NC. Ron graduated from South Caldwell High School. He received his BS in Physical Education from East Carolina University in May of 1983. Ron Received his National Board certification on the fall of 2002. He began his teaching and coaching career with Person County Schools in the fall of 1987. Ron has been with Wake County Schools since 1991. He has taught at Enloe High School since 1992. Ron served as Head Football coach at Enloe from 2003-2011. Prior to that tRon was an assistant football coach at Enloe for 11 seasons. Ron was also the Head Girls track coach for 10 year and Head Boys Track coach for 4 years. He currently serves as Assistant Athletic Director at Enloe. Ron is married to his wife Susan and has 3 children Ryan, Courtney and Cameron
Wide Receivers Coach
Defensive Backs Coach
Defensive Line Coach
Special Teams Coordinator/Running Backs
Born in 1963 in Boston, Mass. Herbert Anthony Thames moved to Manning, SC in the 7th grade. Having a love for sports and health, he attended Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina. He received his degree in Health and Physical Education and was a member of the football program. Coach Thames has been employed by Wake County Public Schools as a Healthful Living teacher for 25 years. He has served as head football, basketball and track coach at West Cary Middle School. He also coached football and basketball for 3 years in Manning, SC. After returning to NC, he was the Head JV girls basketball coach at Green Hope High School from 2000-2009. Coach Thames has been coaching varsity linebackers for 5 years at CGHS, and also served as the freshman teams’ defensive coordinator this season.
Herb recently got married to his lovely wife Charlene. He also has 2 sons Lawrence (27) and Teyon (25) and a grandson Tarence (6). Serving the LORD is #1 on coach’s list, but he also enjoys fishing, hiking, and playing sports.
Offensive Line Coach
Football workouts begin on Monday, June 3rd, 2019.
- Varsity players will lift and run from 7:30am - 9:00am
- JV players 9:00am -10:30am
- All incoming freshmen from 6:30pm - 8:00pm.
Important - There will be a freshman football parent meeting the first night of workouts (Monday, June 3rd, 2019) from 6:30-7:30pm. We will provide information regarding summer workouts as well as the upcoming football season.
Incoming 9th graders interested in playing football should contact firstname.lastname@example.org so that you can be placed on our master email list for weekly communication.