Posted: Mar 21, 2013 4:17 PM by Tyler Garrett - firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated: Mar 21, 2013 9:43 PM
FALFURRIAS - It's official, Falfurrias Head Football Coach Joe Rios is saying goodbye to the Jersey's and hello to Hebbronville. We are the first to report this move.
Rios spent the last three seasons at the helm in Falfurrias compiling a record of 9-21, not terribly impressive unless you realize that Rios was the man who helped the Jerseys snap a 30+ game losing streak spanning 4-seasons.
"It's bittersweet, I am excited to go home to help that program become a winner, but sad to be leaving. They treated me well here, the school board and community were great and I am gonna miss them, but I am excited for this new opportunity in Hebbronville," said Rios.
This move will also be a homecoming for him as he grew up in Hebbronville telling me that getting this job, was a dream come true. He also credits his success to training under Refugio Head Coach Jason Herring, as Rios was a Bobcats assistant coach prior to taking in Falfurrias.
"What I learned in Refugio I brought here, I'm talking about living in the weight room and working hard in the offseason. That is why we were successful there and that's what I wanna bring to Hebbronville, I wanna bring everything that Coach Herring taught me," he said.
He will officially take over on April 1st, replacing Don Davis, who spent just one season with the Longhorns who finished the year 0-10. Rios was approved by the school board via a unanimous decision.
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