Mercedes athletic director demoted

      Mercedes ISD // File Photo

      Despite one of the greatest seasons across all high school athletic programs, Mercedes ISD has decided to demote its head football coach and athletic director Michael Uribe.

      Uribe tells Action 4 Sports that the decision was not "performance-based."

      School district officals were not immediately available for comment but Uribe spoke to Action 4 Sports.

      "I am shocked & surprised," Uribe said. "All I ever did was give my all and do my best for Mercedes student-athletes."

      Statistics show that the 2013-2014 year has been one of the best in decades for Mercedes ISD.

      The girls basketball team won its district championship while the boys basketball team made it to the playoffs.

      The school's football teaam made it to the playoffs despite losing their star quarterback to injuries caused by auto accident.