Gonzalez Shifts From Diamond To Gridiron at Edinburg North
(CBS 4 Sports) Damian Gonzalez lives and breathes the navy blue and gold at Edinburg North. The former Cougar center has been a coach at his alma mater for several years including the last seven as the Head Baseball Coach. On Tuesday, two weeks after an initial vote left the board votes in a deadlock of 3-3 with Gonzalez and current quarterbacks coach Raul Salas, Gonzalez was awarded the job with a 5-0 vote with two abstentions.
Gonzalez, a former offensive coordinator of the Cougars back when current AD Roy Garza was the Edinburg North Coach, will continue for the rest of the season as the head baseball coach until a successor can be named. Gonzalez mentioned to CBS 4 that he has several strong coaches in place already that can help with the transition.
Gonzalez said he still needs to evaluate the staff that worked under former head coach Rene Saenz which led the Cougars to a 5-6 record but a 4-3, 31-6A mark and a playoff appearance.