A familiar face in Rene Hernandez will be prowling the sidelines this fall after he was named head football at El Paso Chapin. The former offensive coordinator for the Huskies succeeds Daren Walker, who moved on to the top job at El Paso Franklin.
Hernandez spent the past six seasons as the school's offensive coordinator, a period marked by the success of two District 1-4A championships to go with a pair of undefeated regular seasons. During that time Chapin has also participated in four playoffs and compiled an overall mark of 47-12. The numbers are even more impressive when you consider that the first senior class graduated in 2003-04.
Hernandez, 45, is a graduate of El Paso Riverside and earned his degree at the University of Texas at El Paso. In short, he is a successful home grown product who made the final selection process that much easier for the school.
Hernandez said that his credentials speak for themselves and that all he had to do was "present what we've done over the past years."
Chapin operates out of a no-huddle spread offense that Hernandez installed when he took the offensive coordinator job in 2000. In addition, he was the school's first baseball coach.