Recoder introduced as Riverside head football coach

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It’s a new era of Riverside High School football. The Rangers have officially hired former Coronado offensive coordinator Gary Recoder as their next head football coach and athletic coordinator.

KTSM 9 Sports first reported Riverside’s hiring of Recoder in December.

To be able to come back home and lead this program, it just means the world to me,” said Recoder. “It’s a feeling I can’t even describe and I’m just overtaken by it.”

Recoder, a Riverside High School graduate, has 15 years of coaching experience at various schools throughout El Paso and Las Cruces. In 2018 at Coronado, the Thunderbirds’ offense averaged 38.5 points per game and went 7-4 with Recoder serving as the offensive coordinator.

Riverside will look to get back to playoffs for the first time since 2011 with Recoder taking over the program.

“I know what these kids are capable of doing and when people say we can’t win here, that’s crazy,” said Recoder. “We can win here and we will win here.”

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