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Pacheco Named New Coach

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The Coyotes football program is optimistic about a new season with new coaches from freshman all the way up to varsity. One of those coaches is also an important figure in Williams County.

By day Ray Pacheco is the Williams County Planning and Zoning director where he handles different situations in the county. By the afternoon, he takes off his director's hat and puts on a coaching one.

“The head coach was talking to the freshman, future freshman about a football  coming out and everything. My son came home, he's a freshman now, and said 'Dad, there's no freshman coach,' so I just volunteered,” says Pacheco. 

Football practices started on Wednesday, and the biggest adjustment has been balancing both positions. Pacheco says it hasn't been hard with the quality staff he has at planning and zoning, which he hopes he can mimic on the football field.

“He's a coach that has a lot of enthusiasm about the game,” says defensiveman Leo Zubiate. “So, you know it's good for him coming out here and helping us especially seniors, the younger kids and just everybody in general.”

“He's got a high level of intensity just like the rest of the coaches, and it's really helping the younger kids along with us seniors.” says running back Brady Miller.

"He keeps a higher speed rate and everything else we could possibly need help with," says linebacker Austin Arndt.

The coyotes have been practicing hard this week, but are keeping a good attitudes.

The new varsity head coach Andrew Mock, Pacheco and the rest of the coaching staff are trying to bring that mindset. They preach about being a good teammate and keeping up the level of intensity. Most of the players are optimistic about next season.

“Come out with a winning record,” says Arndt. “That would be the biggest part. It would be even better bonus to go to the playoffs.”

“I want to make it to the playoffs this year,” says Miller. “Make a run at the playoffs. Beat some good teams.”

“Winning more games and making it to the playoffs,” says Zubiate. “You know it kind of sounds unrealistic, but having a chance to have a shot at the state championship game would be great.

Coach Mock also has goals for next year and maybe the team will achieve them with some help from a certain Williams County director.

Pacheco says he is excited to see what the new coaching staff will bring to the program.

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