Nelson Mingachos, an IHS alumnus from the Class of 1989, current boys basketball and girls soccer coach, and acting Athletic Director (AD) since December 2018, has been appointed to the position of Athletic Director effective July 1.
A head coach at Immaculate since 2003, Mingachos was named SWC Coach of the Year six times, including last year when he received the SWC Coach of the Year for Girls Soccer honor after leading the team to win the SWC Championship. He was also named Coach of the Year by the Connecticut High School Coaches Association, the CT Sports Writer Alliance and by the Danbury News-Times (four times). Last year Mingachos coached the IHS boys basketball team to the ultimate victory by winning the CIAC Division II State Championship, and ended up only one game away from the State Division I title this year.
Mingachos has coached the IHS girls soccer teams to four SWC Championships and ten CIAC State Championships, and the boys basketball team to three CIAC State Championships and a SWC Championship since he began head coaching the teams in 2003.
His experience and insight as an Immaculate athlete, alumnus and coach will prove invaluable as he guides the Mustang Athletics Department. “Watching and helping the student-athletes grow, develop and succeed over their four years here is incredible, and I look forward to working with all the talented student-athletes and coaches,” said Mingachos.
Immaculate High School is a private, non-profit Catholic college-preparatory institution serving students from 28 communities in Connecticut and New York. Founded in 1962, Immaculate High School allows students to focus on academic excellence, spiritual development, personal commitments and service to others. Located in Danbury, CT, Immaculate High School is part of the Diocese of Bridgeport’s parochial school system.