The Weslaco Independent School District has confirmed that Michael Salinas, head football coach and athletic coordinator for the Weslaco Panthers, has resigned.
According to a release from the school district, Salinas will be taking a sales job outside of coaching with an athletic apparel company.
“Although this was a difficult decision, at this time, I believe this is the right career move for me and my family,” said Salinas in a press release. “I would like to thank the players, assistant coaches, staff, administration, school board and the community of Weslaco for welcoming me and my wife and I thank them for all their support. If I was going to continue my career as a football coach, there is no other place that I would rather be than at Weslaco High School. But after 18 years of coaching football, I am moving on to a different career.”
“We thank Michael Salinas for his two seasons as head football coach and wish him well in his new job,” said Weslaco I.S.D. Athletic Director, Oscar Riojas, in the press release.
Salinas coached the Weslaco Panthers for two seasons and had an overall record of 13-8. This past season the Panthers were 11-2 winning an Area-Round Championship, Bi-District Championship and qualifying for the 3rd round of the playoffs.