What I love about Scott Brooks is that Canutillo was a horrible program before he got there. People forget that because he has been there so long. But there was a time when both Parkland and Canutillo had to go independent because they couldn't compete.
In one of the greatest upsets in El Paso High School History was when Parkland beat Riverside in the late 80's. Parkland only had 21 kids in their program and beat a highly touted Riverside team.
Canutillo couldn't beat anyone and lost every week by 50. The loser mentality was seemingly impossible to overcome. Brooks went in there and it probably took him 10 years to change the attitude in that community.
I just threw this out there as this forum has been pretty quiet. Everybody has their own opinions and that is great. Instead of questioning, list your top 6 or 7. Everyone has their own reasons. That is what makes forums like this go forward.
There have been many top High School coaches to come out of El Paso. Sure, we don't have an extensive list of coaches that have gone on and won DEEP in the Texas State Playoffs, but nonetheless, there have been good ones to come out of the city. Here's a few in no order:
Don Brooks: Coronado
Allan Sepkowitz: Andress
Bob Savage: Bel Air
Tom Work: Riverside
Turn of the Century:
Chuck Veliz: Del Valle, Montwood
Tony Grijalva: Franklin
Modern Day Staples:
Daren Walker: Chapin, Franklin
Scott Brooks: Canutillo
Jesse Perales: Del Valle, Garland Naaman Forest
Patrick Melton: Americas
Mark Torres: Pebble Hills
1 percent,dig in.
The year before Brooks got to Canutillo, They won a district championship under Mike Craig. Brooks has done a great job and has brought consistency to the program with great out of town success. I just wanted to let you know about the 1998 district championship team they did have.
Tom Work beat a lot of out of town football teams. Went to the state quarterfinals two years in a row with a trip to Texas stadium. He belongs up there.