This is just sad that El Paso coaches can’t break 90k but two of them and even then not by much. Look at the schools in the Rio Grande Valley
Yeah, we have some good coaching in El Paso and the local teams are improving. However, there is not a good track record for El Paso teams once they leave El Paso county. How do you justify 100k salary if the success is not there. Some of the coaches listed with 100k salaries have had success in the playoffs and some have state championships. Im all for better salaries for our El Paso coaches, but we need to see results as well. El Paso teams need to start winning when it counts (playoffs), when El Paso starts beign well represented in the state playoffs and advancing deep in the tournament year after year, salaries should improve and im all for it.
Also out depends how much money each district has. El Paul's districts may not be able to afford 100k salaries.
Having such a large amount of schools basically thins out coach's salaries. Making a run in the playoffs will not change how much a district has to pay their respective coaches.
With High Salaries comes High Expectations.... Produce or move on. Most El Paso Coaches are not held accountable for their win / loss ratio,
Priorities skewed in today's society. Sorry.
My wife teachers 22 kids a day from 7:30 - 3:15. 180 days. Stays another 2 hours after school with lesson planning or uil coaching events.
Deals with ADHD, Discipline, STAAR Testing Pressures, Faculty Meetings, Parent Meetings, Curriculum Changes, and on and on and on.
Goes home and grades papers and calls parents. makes $40,000 less than a head football coach?! Bull Crap!
I don't want to hear about the other duties. I have seen it in action as I teach and am around it.
If not for teachers like her.........Your idolized "athletes would not be eligible!
Oh yea, she also does not have 8-12 assistants to pawn off other duties!
Sadly, sports is looked upon as having a higher meaning in life by so many.
Let's get real. This is high school. Let's get real and wake up and start prioritizing things for our children.
These few few kids that get the D1 offers did not get them due to coaching. They have the god given talents. You can pay all el paso coaches 200,000 and we still are not going anywhere folks. I hate to break your hearts and dreams.
In yisd they do not teach!
Trust me, I have worked with many and all they care about is their program. The other programs that they are supposedly the athletic coordinator on campus for they could care less. There are no more than a handful that really care and put the time in.
Don't sugar coat it all. I have seen it with my own eyes over 30 years as a teacher. Sorry!
This is not college!
A waste of money. Not pooping on anyone's dreams. But i do feel sorry for the many kids who get led astray into thinking they have big things waiting after there senior year of football.
Theres a million people that can teach, maybe not at a good level and maybe not as good as you or your wife but there are many, many people that could do her job. If theres a shortage they can even hire subs with minimal experience and without teaching degrees.
How many people could lead local football team to the 2nd or 3rd round of the playoffs!? Not many boss. If your wife wants to make 80k lets see her beat Midland Lee and Odessa Permian. Simple as that. Or If she wants to make more then maybe she can get a masters and doctarate and become a principal.
My head coach teaches 2 weights and conditioning classes with 10 kids in each class. He has 6 planning periods where he does squat. The rest of us have real jobs with real responsibility, just the facts.
Who needs teachers when at your fingertips one has access to
University of the World Wide Web
Professor Google Search and Teacher's Aide YouTube
Look at the attention and revenue coaches bring to their schools?
This I do not agree with at all. El Paso Times, Krod600am, borderland blitz, nc9overtime, cbs4 footballfever and even this website EP Gridiron are the ones that help bring the attention and help bring in the revenue to the schools.
Just think what would happen if El Paso Times, Krod600am, borderland blitz, nc9overtime, cbs4 footballfever and EP Gridiron were to all stop doing varsity football for 1 season as an experiment to see what kind of revenue the districts would bring in that season.
You best check yourself before you wreck yourself.
There are some bad teachers just like there are some bad coaches & AD's. The vast majority of coaches are not AD's and have to teach, and do not get paid what HC's are getting. Sure, there are alot of FB assistants but that is because there are more kids playing the sport (some programs have 150-200 players). The HC's have had to work their way up through that system to get where they are and there is more competition since there are exponentially more teaching positions available than FB HC positions. Coaches spend incredible amounts of time beyond the regular teaching hrs in the fall. They are also involved in the team's offseason program.
If you want to talk about difficult, work on a construction site doing 12-hr days 7 days a week. Hard to feel bad for teachers when there are those situations in the world. Not saying teachers don't work hard, but alot of them like to make it sound like they're Mother Teresa.
Spot on and with so many schools the talent is diluted...lessen the schools and you have teams with great depth.
Each role has its place and both have value and both are strong influences on kids, anyone who thinks otherwise has no clue. But realistically coaches and sports in high school don't exist if the school does not exist. The school's main priority is to produce students that are college ready and/or work force ready, not to produce D1 athletes. Unfortunately, this is confused sometimes. I know I am a teacher first, it pays me the larger portion of my salary. I have to care for my students just as I care for my athletes. I can't be a hypocrite.
No one will be a paid athlete for the rest of their life. Education cannot be Plan B.
Between this cma teacher who apparently was smart enough to finish college but not enough to realize teachers make $h*t, to Rico who is mad at the world (and El Paso) cuz he's still making minimum wage, how did we end up so far off topic?
I'm just glad it's going to take a hell of an offer to pry Brooks away from Canutillo.
If brooks had talent he would win state
I say.. just let head coaches coach for a teacher salary no bs teaching classes, or bs athletic coordinator roles. We can have a coach 100% dedicated to football and districts save money. Only those coaches who love football and have passion would take the job. Offer bonuses only if they reach playoffs $500, district champs outright $1000 ($500 shared), bi-district champs $500, area champs $5,000, regional $10,000, quarterfinal champs $15,000, semifinal $20,000, State Champions $25,000 bonus
If a coach goes all the way through, he/she is at $132,000 which is a great salary and El Paso is competitive with the state in coaching salaries.
Some people here complains how teachers deserve to make more money. I hate that argument. There are millions of teachers across the country, the government simply can not afford to pay them that much more.
And 99% of coaches are teachers too and work longer hours than most teachers. Coaches also don’t get 12 weeks off over the summer.
All you people complaining. I have one thing to say to you. You chose the profession.
I'm a football coach, married to a teacher, come from a family of teachers. They work long hours and have been honored ... They deserved to get paid more than they do but I do what they and then a lot more. 90k Isn't enough for the work a football coach puts in. With that said I've never asked if I was getting paid more when I had to stay late or work weekends or during my summer. I don't do it for the $ but it would help make up for all the time I don't get to spend with my family.
Coach I appreciate all that you and other coaches do, although I don't know you. It is a thankless job you guys do and should be applauded instead of overly scrutinized. Teachers, Law enforcement, and first responders are terribly underpaid. Yes, when you signed up to coach you should expect criticism and questioning. Still what you do is build up future leaders and citizens and that should not be ignored.
Ok well I must chime in here, sports and arts, and music is what drives kids and their dreams. With out dreams you have no ambition. I'll be the first to say a child's education starts at home so please jump off that pedestal you put yourself on. My Son graduated in the Top 5% of his class with 7 D1 offers in football one being from Yale (Academic). It was his love for the game that motivated him to do well in school because he knew grades are the most important thing in sports. He's graduating from college 2 years early and because he got a full ride is now moving on to his Masters.... So yeah there is a life after high school football, it's that mentality that a lot of people here in El Paso has that keeps these kids from going anywhere. I'm just glad my son got to see the world as he was growing up and don't think El Paso is the greatest place on Earth, not hating on El Paso, but there are places past Las Cruces and San Antonio....
Thanks coach for the sacrifices that you and your wife, as well as your other family that excepted the honor and responsibility of trying to teach young people.