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Paul Reyes, the new Rio Grande City Rattlers offensive coordinator, is using a deep reservoir of experience and knowledge of offensive football gained over a 27-year high school coaching career to help increase the Rattlers’ offensive firepower in the upcoming 2016 football season.
Head Coach Aaron Garcia, who was named as the new Rattler skipper in December 2015, emphasized that Reyes “has been a head coach and an offensive coordinator…His offenses have always been high scoring and put up a lot of points. He’s very creative in designing offenses, in maximizing potential, and in taking advantage of what opposing defenses give us. He’s done a tremendous job; the sky’s the limit in what his offenses can ultimately achieve.”
For the past six years, Reyes was the head coach of the McAllen Nikki Rowe Warriors. Previously he was offensive coordinator for one year at Mercedes and coached with the McAllen High Bulldogs for 18 years, with five years of service as the Bulldogs’ offensive coordinator. He recalled, “We had several good playoff runs at McHi; I worked with a lot of quality staffs.”
Reyes graduated from Van Horn High School in far West Texas in 1984. He graduated from Sul Ross State University in Alpine in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Kinesiology and a minor in English. Shortly after graduating from Sul Ross, Reyes moved to the Rio Grande Valley, where he has resided and coached for 27 years.
Reyes commented on Aug. 9, “I’m very impressed with the kids in the Rattler program. They have a great work ethic and are eager and determined to win. They have great pride in the Rio Grande City program and its history. It’s easier to coach kids when they are eager to work hard and they have a hunger to win. They have definitely bought into Coach Garcia’s program and ideas.”
Reyes brings many years of experience and knowledge to his new position of directing the Rattler offense. He has high hopes that the new up tempo approach as well as other offensive tweaks will mean a significantly more potent Rattler attack. He also expressed confidence that the Rattler football program will achieve much success in the next several years.