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Marlin ISD announces new head football coach, assistant athletic director

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Posted at 3:12 PM, Feb 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-01 16:12:56-05

MARLIN, TX — Marlin Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Darryl J. Henson announced the hiring of Ruben Torres III as the district’s new head football coach and assistant athletic director.

“We welcome Ruben Torres to the Marlin Bulldog family,” Henson said. “His background includes successful tenures as a head coach at the 5A and 6A divisions of Texas high school football. His football expertise, demonstrated values, and forward-thinking vision fits well into the program here at Marlin. He reflects the mission of our school district to promote excellence and winning on the field, in the classroom, and in the community.”

Torres brings a wealth of experience to Marlin. Most recently, he served as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at El Paso Franklin High School, a team which made the playoffs in each of his three seasons on campus.

Prior to his tenure at Franklin, Coach Torres served as the head football coach and athletic coordinator at El Paso El Dorado High School and El Paso Ysleta High School.

In six seasons as a head coach, Torres compiled a record of 35-29, including four playoff appearances, two district championships, and wins against perennial powerhouses Midland Lee, Odessa Permian and Wolfforth Frenship high schools.

“Marlin ISD selected an excellent leader, mentor, and offensive guru in Ruben Torres,” said Jesse Perales, head football coach at Garland Namaan Forest High School. “Having coached against Coach Torres many Friday nights, I know that he is going to take the Bulldog football program in the direction the community expects it to go. Alongside the leadership and vision of Dr. Henson, Marlin ISD is about to build a culture of winning that will be modeled throughout the state.”

Torres is a native of El Paso and graduate of Irvin High School.

He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas at El Paso and is the proud father of two children, Isaiah and Keira.

Coach Torres will meet with players next Monday, February 8, and then participate in an official welcome event at Marlin High School.

The district is in the process of planning a meet-and-greet for players, parents and the Marlin community