The new head varsity football coach at Central is a " Rookie".

The CUHS District has selected David " Rookie " Pena as the new coach. According to Central Principal Craig Lyon , Pena , whose nickname is Rookie , is an Imperial Valley native with over 14 years coaching experience at the collegiate level. Pena's stops have included University of Nebraska at Kearney , North Dakota State , Western State College and most recently at Mayville State for the past 6 years. Lyon said , " David not only brings a wealth of coaching experience  , he also understands the value of academics and the role of giving student athletes the opportunity to be successful in college."