Helias Catholic/Jefferson City announced the hiring of Tim Rulo as their new head football coach. The 34-year old Rulo leaves South Callaway where he coached the Bulldogs for seven seasons.
In his time at South Callaway, Rulo went 66-19 with four district titles under his belt. The team advanced to the Class 2 championship game last year for the first time in that school’s history, on their way to a 14-1 season.
18 people applied for the job, including assistant coaches currently on the Helias staff. Rulo was selected by a seven-person committee. Rulo is the fourth head coach in 16 years at Helias, after the retirement of Ray Hentges who was there for 33 seasons. Rulo replaces Phil Pitts who took a job at Mizzou. Helias went 40-15 under Pitts with four district titles and two state championship game appearances.
Rulo is a graduate of Lutheran South High School and attended Washington University in St. Louis, where he played football for a year. He transferred to the University of Missouri, but did not play there. Rulo was also an assistant coach at Francis Howell Central for two years before becoming a high school head coach.