Celina High School (Texas)

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Celina High School
3455 North Preston Road
Celina, Texas 75009
United States
Coordinates 33°19′25″N 96°46′40″W / 33.323659°N 96.777901°W / 33.323659; -96.777901Coordinates: 33°19′25″N 96°46′40″W / 33.323659°N 96.777901°W / 33.323659; -96.777901
Type Co-Educational, Public, Secondary
School district Celina Independent School District
Principal Dave Wilson
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 629[1] (2014-2015)
Color(s)           Orange & White
Athletics conference UIL Class AAAA
Mascot Bobcat Bennie
Nickname Bobcats

Celina High School is a public high school located in Celina, Texas (USA). It is part of the Celina Independent School District located in northwestern Collin County and classified as a 4A school by the UIL. In 2015, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency.[2]


The Celina Bobcats compete in the following sports:[3]


The Celina Bobcat football team was featured in the Kenny Chesney video Boys Of Fall. Chesney visited the school in 2010.[4]

State Titles[edit]

Celina High School is best known for its dominating football program – it has eight state championships, tied with Southlake Carroll & Katy for the most in Texas. The 1974 title was in Class B (now Class A) and was a co-championship with Big Sandy High School (one of the all-time dominant teams) while the 2007 title was in Class AAA; the other six titles were in Class AA. In total, the Celina Bobcats have won 20 state titles across 6 sports

  • Football - [5]
    • 1974(B) (Co-Champ), 1995(2A), 1998(2A/D2), 1999(2A/D2), 2000(2A/D2), 2001(2A/D2), 2005(2A/D2), 2007(3A/D2)
  • Girls Cross Country - [6]
    • 2002(3A), 2003(3A)
  • Baseball - [7]
    • 2002(2A)
  • Boys Track - [8]
    • 1969(B), 1970(B), 1991(2A), 2012(3A), 2013(3A)
  • Girls Track - [9]
    • 1994(2A), 1995(2A), 2003(3A)
  • Softball - [10]
    • 2011(3A)

State Finalists[edit]

  • Football – [11]
    • 2006(3A/D2), 2008(3A/D2), 2015(4A/D2)

Fine Arts[edit]

The Celina High School Band particularly excels at concert band. It has received eleven consecutive sweepstakes awards and recently won a double state championship in the Outstanding Performance Series (OPS), but it has also obtained many other awards in both concert and marching band, including a trip to the UIL State marching competition in 2005.

The Celina Choir department has won numerous competitions.

Notable Alumni[edit]

Ryan Merritt (2010), MLB player

D'Anton Lynn (2008), NFL player

Jamie Blatnick (2007), NFL player

Anthony Lynn (1987), NFL coach

Notable Staff[edit]

G.A. Moore Most successful head coach in Texas high school football history


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