When Ryan Partridge left Liberty following the 2019 football season, Mike Cable applied for the job, thinking that he’d be unlikely to be considered. While the job ultimately went to Matt Hoefs, Cable was considered, going through the interview process. Liberty and the Brentwood community left an impression on him. The feeling was mutual.
After the 2021 season, Hoefs stepped down as Liberty’s coach after two years. When the job came open, Cable, who’d spent the previous four years as the varsity coach at Prospect High School in Saratoga, again became a candidate. This time, he got the job.
All of Cable’s high school coaching experience has been at Prospect High School. He was initially hired as a strength and conditioning coach, a job he held for one year. After that, Cable became the junior varsity head coach for the next three seasons and led the varsity program for the four after that. But Liberty was an ideal scenario for Cable.