Laredo Johnson Hires Alfonso Calderon As New Head Coach

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Photo via Danny Zaragoza, Laredo Morning-Times

 

Laredo Johnson finally has their new head football coach, and it’s a man from within the school district: former assistant AD Alfonso Calderon.

Calderon has a history with LBJ, he served there as the head softball coach and helped with the varsity football team from 2008-2014. He will take the reins from Oki Villaseñor, who resigned in November of 2016. Villaseñor went 31-60 during his time with the Wolves, and went 1-9 in his last year.

He won’t be walking into a complete rebuild at LBJ. Villaseñor laid a lot of foundation in the program. He won a share of a district title for the first time in the program’s history and had a school record seven wins in 2015, but missed the postseason.

While the Wolves were on the receiving end of several blowouts this season, they had their chances in some close matchups too. They lost by one point, two points, and three points this year as well. 1-9 is truly a misnomer for a team that probably wasn’t good enough to make the playoffs this year, but was certainly better than their final record showed. Calderon’s familiarity with the program will pay dividends as he attempts to get them back into the postseason.

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