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Green Valley promotes coordinator to head coach

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Green Valley High's new football coach is already familiar with the program.

Brian Castro, who has been on staff the past eight years, Tuesday was elevated to helm of the program replacing Matt Gerber. Castro’s been the offensive coordinator the past three years.

“I’ve worked with some good people over the years and saw things done the right way, the way they should be done,” Castro said. “I’m going to build on that and put my personal spin on it.”

Last year, Castro’s offense averaged 19.7 points per game in operating out of the spread-option attack. Castro helped install the offense the last two years, transitioning from a run-first strategy to more passing.

Castro plans on improving the work ethic and toughness of the players in the program, he said.

Castro was a lineman at UNLV during the mid-1990s and was part of the Rebels’ 1994 Las Vegas Bowl championship team.

He’s coached at Valley and Centennial before finding a home at Green Valley.

“It’s a lot of fun. I don’t even consider it work,” he said of coaching.

Green Valley is one of five schools that will have new coaches next fall. Shadow Ridge is the lone program still with a vacancy.

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  1. Green Valley has been down and out ever since they got rid (fired) of Coach Thomas. When Coach Thomas was at the helm, Green Valley was the top football program in Southern Nevada. Hopefully, this new coach can bring back the winning tradition that Coach Thomas started back in the 90s.

  2. Good point Tony. Coach Thomas had Green Valley at the top of the standings every year. I still liked him better when he was at Chap :). It's a shame he (and you) had to leave for GV when it opened. ...