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Soza excited about challenge of rekindling magic at Beeville Jones

One of the biggest stories during the high school football offseason was the re-hiring of Chris Sosa at A.C. Jones in Beeville as athletic director and head football coach. He’s easily one of the most respected coaches in South Texas.

Chris has been back on the job in Beeville for about a week now.

You may remember, he coached five years there, enjoying great success. Then he went on to coach at his alma mater in Alice for seven years and then spent the last three years at Medina Valley.

He’s worked 23 years as a head coach, winning 168 games and coached in 37 playoff games.

The folks in Beeville are excited to have him back. He inherits a very good program.

And it just goes to show, you never know where life will lead you, especially in the coaching business.

“Ten years ago, who would have thought when I left here I would be coming back here to Beeville, but it’s very exciting,” Soza said. “We had some good times here ten years ago, two of my three kids graduated from here and my oldest son coached here with me. we had some great memories.

“We coach because we are competitive, we want to win, but sometimes we forget that it’s just not about the wins but what you can do with kids and mold them into men and women and that’s what we do. We try to take care of them, work ’em out hard, have off seasons and those kinds of things, and if we treat them right and teach them about character and what it takes to be successful in life.

“You do those types of things, the wins take care of themselves and I can’t of anything better than coaching.”

Soza is bringing the slot-T back to Beeville. That’s his bread and butter. But he also plans to run some spread tool. So expect them to run a multiple offensive attack.

The Trojans will open the season at home against the King Mustangs on Aug. 30.

 

Alan Harwell

Alan Harwell

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