By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ
Fifty-two applicants, 12 finalists, five remaining hopefuls and three withdrawals later, the San Benito Greyhounds finally have a new head football coach and athletic director.
The San Benito CISD Board of Trustees met during a special meeting Friday afternoon and discussed in closed session the matter of filling the AD vacancy. After nearly two hours, the Board reconvened in open session and, by way of a 7-0 unanimous vote, approved the recommendation of SBCISD Interim Superintendent of Schools Dr. Ismael Cantu to name Gomez the new head football coach and AD.
Gomez is a former head coach at 2A Lytle, where in two seasons (2012-13) the Pirates went 12-11 and secured two playoff berths before stepping aside recently to return to the Valley as an assistant at PSJA.
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