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Northeast Times | December 1, 2021

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Eric De Los Santos Named Irving Athletic Coordinator/Head Football Coach

Eric De Los Santos Named Irving Athletic Coordinator/Head Football Coach

Eric De Los Santos, who has 16 years of experience teaching and coaching in North Texas school districts, has been named athletic coordinator and head football coach at Irving High School. He begins his new role immediately.

“It is with great anticipation, optimism and excitement that we announce Coach Eric De Los Santos as the new head football coach/athletic coordinator for Irving High School,” says Hal Wasson, executive athletic director for Irving ISD. “His vision, leadership skills and passion for the Irving High School athletic programs were clearly defined in the interview process. It was obvious to me that he has been preparing for this opportunity for many years.”

De Los Santos has served as the assistant head football coach and co-defensive coordinator at Coppell ISD for the last four years. Prior to Coppell, Coach De Los Santos was the defensive coordinator for Plano East Senior High School and Liberty High School. In addition, he served as the varsity assistant football and baseball coach during his tenure at Liberty. De Los Santos began his career in 2002 in Lewisville ISD, from which he graduated in 1997. At Lewisville, he helped open Durham Middle School as a boys’ athletic coordinator and was later promoted to varsity assistant coach and head JV baseball coach.

“I’m really humbled by the opportunity to serve at Irving High School,” says De Los Santos. “Irving High has a rich tradition of excellence, and I’m excited to take this next step in my career. I can’t think of a better place to move forward. I’m thankful to Irving ISD administration for trusting me with this great opportunity.”

De Los Santos earned a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education from Huron University in Huron, S.D., where he was named an All-American Strong Safety in 2001 and All-Dakota Athletic Conference Strong Safety in 1999, 2000 and 2001.