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San Elizario, TX (KDBC) — Peter Morales, the former head boys' basketball coach of the Coronado T-Birds has accepted a new position as Athletic Director at San Elizario ISD.
Morales is perhaps best known in El Paso as the head coach during the memorable game involving Mitchell Marcus, the Coronado team manager and special needs student and Franklin player, Jonathan Montanez.
Morales was introduced as the new AD for San Eli ISD at the school board meeting on March 19, and he started working with the district this week. Morales has reportedly already been busy working late into the evening meeting with coaches, attending games and board meetings and hiring a new football coach.
Morales comes to San Elizario ISD with twelve years experience in education and coaching and has spent the past nine years of his career working as a head basketball coach. Morales always aspired to become an Athletic Director and said he couldn't miss the opportunity to work with San Elizario ISD.
Morales received his bachelor's degree from New Mexico Highlands University in physical education with a minor in secondary education and a master's degree in athletic administration from Sul Ross State University.
“I am fortunate to start in a great district. Its amazing the support that I have received from everyone this past week,” Morales said
As he begins his new role, Morales is focused on getting accustomed to the district and laying the groundwork for his long-term goals. He wants to bring in quality coaches that are dedicated to the students and the community. Already he was actively involved in hiring the new varsity football coach at San Elizario High School.
"All challenges start from the top but if we are consistent, doing the right thing everyday and giving students the skills they need, I think everything else will fall into place,” Morales said. Morales added that some of those strategies include making sure athletes know why they are in sports and finding coaches that want to be here for the kids.
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