GALENA PARK HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL COACHING STAFF

 

Dave Handal

Head Coach     Campus Coordinator

Dave Handal became the Head Football Coach and Campus Coordinator at Galena Park High School in the Spring of 2013. Coach Handal is a 1998 graduate of Texas A&M University. He joins the Galena Park coaching staff from Berkner High School in Richardson, Texas where he was a coach from 2001 - 2013. He spent the early part of his career as a Defensive Backs coach and later became Berkner's Defensive Coordinator. Coach Handal is married to Jill Handal and they have two children, Kasen and Keegan.

 

 

Anthony Pascuzzi

Defensive Coordinator      Linebackers      Powerlifting

Anthony Pascuzzi is a 2009 graduate of Texas Tech University. He was a three year letterman in football at the University of Central Oklahoma before transferring to Texas Tech. He spent last year teaching and coaching defensive line at Berkner High School. Prior to that, Pascuzzi was a defensive line coach at Weatherford High School for 3 years. This will be Pascuzzi's fourth season as a member of the Galena Park Staff.

 

 

Brandon Grayson

Offensive Coordinator      Boys Track

Brandon Grayson is a 2007 graduate of Southern Methodist University. He was a Graduate Assistant at SMU before beginning his high school coaching career.  He spent 5 years teaching and coaching wide receivers at Berkner High School. In his final season in Richardson, Grayson served as the Special Teams Coordinator. This will be Grayson's third season as a member of the Galena Park Staff.

 

            Offensive Coaches

 

 

Sonny Garcia

Wide Receivers         Baseball

Sonny Garcia is a 1998 graduate of Texas Southern University. Following his career at TSU, Garcia was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles. He has been a teacher and coach for 11 years. He was a coach at Texas Southern and Galena Park Middle School before joining the Galena Park High Staff in 2012. Coach Garcia is married to Stephanie Garcia and they have three children, Nicholas, Natalie, and Maxx.

 

 

Taylor Johnson

Offensive Line     Boys Track

Taylor Johnson is a 2013 graduate of McNeese State University. At McNeese, Johnson was a 4 year starter and an All-Southland Conference offensive lineman. In 2011, Coach Johnson was Comeback player of the year and in his senior season was named a team captain. Johnson is a second year teacher, teaching World Geography, and a 2nd year coach.

 

 

Steven Botello

 Offensive Line     Boys Soccer

Steven Botello is a Galena Park graduate and a 2013 graduate of Houston Baptist University. During his time at Galena Park High School, Botello was a letterwinner in both football and baseball. This will be Botello's third year as a teacher at Galena Park and his third as a member of the Galena Park football staff.

 

 

Terrence Wright

Running Backs    

 

Terrance Wright is a 2010 graduate of Tennessee State University and played two years professionally, including a season in the Arena Football League with the Chicago Rush.  Coach Wright comes to the Galena Park with three years of teaching and coaching experience, two of which were at Westside High School.  Coach Wright will be coaching the running backs and teaching World Geography.

 

 

 

Chip Houston

Wide Receivers          

Chip Houston will be joining the Galena Park Football program and the Lady Jacket Softball program this year.  Coach Houston graduated in 2013 from TAMU-CC.  This is Coach Houston’s third year teaching and his second year coaching.  Coach Houston comes to Galena Park from our north side school, North Shore High School.  Coach Houston will be coaching the receivers.and will be teaching Algebra.

 

 

            Defensive Coaches

 

Curtis Martin

Defensive Backs      Boys Track

Curtis Martin is a 2010 graduate of Bluffton University in Ohio. At, Bluffton, Martin was a 3 year starter at linebacker. He was the 2009-2010 Comeback Player of the Year and spent 2 years as a Team Captain. In 2006, Martin was Michigan's Student-Athlete of the Year. He has been a teacher and coach for 3 years. Martin began his coaching career at Galena Park Middle School. This will be Martin's third season as a member of the Galena Park Staff. Martin is married to Brittany Martin and he has a son, Curtis Martin III.

 

 

Noe Peña

Defensive Tackles      Baseball

Noe Peña is a graduate of Texas A & M Kingsville. He has been a teacher and coach for 16 years. He was a coach at Benavides High School, Roma High School, and Mathis High School before joining the Galena Park High School Staff in 2006.

 

 

James Turrubiartes

Linebackers      Head Baseball Coach

James Turrubiartes is a 1994 graduate of Southwest Texas State University (Texas State). He has been a teacher and coach for 17 years. Turrubiartes began his coaching career at Milby High School in 1998. He spent three years at Milby before joining the Galena Park Staff in 2001. He has been the Head Baseball Coach at Galena Park since 2006. Coach T is married to Christine Turrubiartes and they have three children, Miguel, Tristan, and Thomas..

 

 

Ugo Chinasa

Defensive Ends      Boys Basketball

Ugo Chinasa is a 2010 graduate of Oklahoma State University. At OSU, Chinasa was a 3 year starter appearing in 39 games as a Cowboy. He was an All Big 12 performer.  Chinasa played in the NFL for the Carolina Panthers and the Detroit Lions.This will be Chinasa's third year as a teacher and a coach.

 

 

 

Noe Vela

Asst. Defensive Backs 

    

Noe Vela graduated from Texas State University in 2004.  Prior to joining GPISD Coach Vela spent one year at West OSOISD in Corpus Christi, Texas.  Coach Vela has spent the last nine years developing the young Hornets at Woodland Acres Middle School.  Noe will be helping out with the Lady Jacket Softball program as well as coaching Football.

 

 

 

 

 

Magdaleno "Rocket" Lopez

Football Intern

Rocket Lopez is a Galena Park graduate and a 2016 candidate for graduation at the University of Houston-Downtown. At Galena Park, Lopez was a football and a baseball player. He finished his high school career in the Top 10% of his graduating class. Lopez will assist in the daily operations of the Galena Park football program as he works toward becoming a teacher and coach himself.

 

 

                   Athletic Training Staff

 

Daniel Ramos

Athletic Trainer

Daniel Ramos graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor's in Science and emphasis in Athletic Training in 2010. He is a Texas Licensed Athletic Trainer as well as nationally certified athletic trainer. After graduation he worked in Brownsville Lopez High School for three years. He is beginning his 4th year as a member of the Galena Park Staff. Daniel is married to Erika Ramos.

 

 

Cynthia Troncoso

Athletic Trainer

Cynthia Troncoso ia a 2010 graduate from Texas State University with a Bachelor's in Science and emphasis in Athletic Training in. She is a Texas Licensed Athletic Trainer as well as nationally certified athletic trainer. After graduation, she worked at University General Hospital for three years. Troncoso is beginning her third year as a member of the Galena Park Staff. Cynthia is married to Stephen Troncoso and they have two children, Carson and Gavin.