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Ten coaches throw in hats for CCWN head job

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By Rey Sifuentes Jr.

     Eagle Pass High School’s current offensive coordinator is one of ten candidates who recently submitted their application for the position of head football coach of C.C. Winn.

     The ten candidates consist of EPHS offensive coordinator Eric Z. Villasenor, Paul Leslie Beattie (secondary coach with John B. Conally High School), Richard R. Alaniz, Albert L. Byrom, Cesar De Los Santos, Mark A. De Hoyos, Ross E. Moore, Lamar Rodriguez Jr., John Torres, and Jesus A. Villasenor  

     Eagle Pass Independent School District ceased accepting applications on Monday afternoon. Jesus Arturo Costilla (who is the executive director of human resources for EPISD) on Wednesday morning said that interviews would begin on Monday, February 4. Costilla also said the committee will possibly have a finalist ready for the district to present to school trustees at EPISD’s next board meeting on February 12.

     Whoever is hired to lead the Mavericks football program will take over for George Ruiz who was reassigned on January 8.

     Ruiz was CCWN’s head coach for four seasons in which his teams went a combined 9-31.

     Athletic Director Edward V. Graf affirmed Ruiz’s reassignment on January 9, but did not provide a reason, instead saying that the decision had come from Superintendent Gilberto Gonzalez. Gonzalez was out of his office on Wednesday (January 30) and unavailable for comment.     

     Graf also stated that Ruiz was not coaching any sport at this time, and that the department would attempt to begin accepting applications for his replacement.

     C.C. Winn’s football program, which began in 2006, was previously led by David Charles during its first three seasons before Ruiz was brought aboard.

     (Rey Sifuentes Jr. is the sports editor of the Mount Pleasant Daily Tribune which is located in East Texas. He is also a 1992 graduate of Eagles Pass High School. Sifuentes can be reached on Facebook and at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . You can also follow him through Twitter at @sportspirate.)