Mauricio Perez to take over boys basketball job at Hanks High School

Mauricio Perez to take over boys basketball job at Hanks High School


Mauricio Perez to take over boys basketball job at Hanks High School

Boys basketball coach Mauricio Perez will have a new home for the 2022-23 basketball season.

After nine successful seasons with the Class 4A San Elizario Eagles, Perez moves over to Hanks, which competes in Class 5A.

“Hanks has talent and I’m excited for the opportunity,” Perez said. “It’ll be a new challenge and District 2-5A is tough. I just hope to help guide the kids and help them continue to grow as people and players.”

Mauricio Perez, left, is the new boys basketball at Hanks.  He had nine successful seasons at San Elizario.

Perez’s teams won four bidistrict championships and two district titles at San Elizario. His son Daniel, a talented guard, is expected to join him at Hanks.

“San Elizario is a great place and there are great kids there and it’s a great community,” Perez said. “Hopefully an assistant can get that job like I did when I was an assistant and continue to uplift that program.”

Pedro Lugo enjoying time at Bowie

Pedro Lugo, who guided the Bel Air High School girls program for eight years and was an assistant for the boys team as well, is the new boys soccer coach at Bowie High School.

Pedro Lugo

Lugo graduated from Bowie in 2003 and was part of three playoff teams and a trip to the school’s first-ever Sweet 16 appearance. He replaces longtime coach Arnold McElroy, who Lugo played for at high school.

“Bowie is a special place for me and it’s the only place I would have left Bel Air for,” Lugo said. “I learned a great deal at Bel Air from Sergio Delgado (boys coach), who I think is the best coach in El Paso. I was fortunate to coach many great players. Coach McElroy did a great job at Bowie, and I’m excited for what the future holds.”

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