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.
Sources tell #KTSM9Sports Riverside will hire Gary Recoder as their next head football coach. Recoder spent last season serving as Coronado’s offensive coordinator. #txhsfb— Andy Morgan (@AndyMorganTV) December 18, 2018
“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.
As #KTSM9Sports first reported last month, Gary Recoder introduced as Riverside head football coach. Recoder served as Coronado’s offensive coordinator in 2018 and is a Riverside graduate. He will look to make the Rangers a contender in District 2-5A Division 2. #txhsfb pic.twitter.com/9PA3EXpLjf— Andy Morgan (@AndyMorganTV) January 9, 2019
“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.”