TAMUC Alum Joe Castillo Leads Garland ISD in Hispanic Mentorship Organization

North Garland High School head coach Joe Castillo was recognized in a recent Garland ISD newsletter as a local leader who is raising awareness for Latinos seeking leadership roles.

Castillo serves as vice-president of the Hispanic TXHSFB Coaches Association, which works to provide opportunities for Hispanic coaches.

Castillo is one of three Garland ISD head coaches involved in the organization, including Naaman Forest High School head coach Jesse Perales and South Garland High School head coach Damaso Martinez.

“It’s awesome to be able to mentor younger coaches and help them become more qualified and prepared,” Castillo says. “We are able to give them examples of what we had to go through, and it gives them the opportunity to ask questions and build leadership skills.”

Castillo made history when he became the first Hispanic head coach and campus athletic director at GISD. He is an inspiration and leader in his community.

Castillo received his Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees from A&M-Commerce.

Read the full story on the Garland ISD web page.