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.”
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.
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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Cindy Borrego-Hogan back at Clint
Cindy Borrego-Hogan was a star athlete at Clint High School in volleyball, basketball, track and field, and softball, and now she’s returning to coach for her alma mater.
The 2009 Clint graduate is the new volleyball coach.
“The goal was always to come home and coach,” said Borrego-Hogan, who also has experience coaching girls basketball, track and field. “I love coaching and developing great relationships with the student-athletes. I want to help others realize their dreams and help them in any way I can. Sports mean a great deal to me, and I’ve always wanted to be involved in it some capacity.”
A severe ankle injury in high school derailed Borrego-Hogan’s dreams of playing college sports. But as a coach, she can help others realize those dreams.
“If a kid wants to play college sports, I’m going to help them if they want and encourage them,” Borrego-Hogan said. “I’ve been fortunate to have been around great coaches, great kids and great people in my life, and I’m excited to be at Clint, and I can’t wait for the upcoming season.”
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