Former Alexander coach reassigned to UISD Facilities Department

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LAREDO, Texas (KGNS) - UISD is addressing the reassignment of the Alexander High School athletic coordinator.

File photo: Alexander Head Football Coach Joel Lopez

Last week the district announced Alexander High School head football coach, Joel Lopez would be reassigned to an undetermined position.

The decision came just days after Lopez’s home was one of the locations raided in connection to a recent eight-liner investigation.

The district maintains that this is not the reason for the reassignment.
David Garcia with UISD’s HR department says Lopez was moved to the facilities department.

Starting on Monday, Lopez is the administrator of the Facilities Department.

Lopez spent 13 years as the athletic coordinator at Alexander.

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KGNS News has learned that United ISD has made the decision to reassign Alexander High School Head Football Coach Joel Lopez to an undetermined position.

Effective Monday he will no longer be the Head Coach or Athletic Coordinator at Alexander.

The decision comes just days after recent law enforcement actions were conducted at Lopez' home.

In a statement to KGNS News, United ISD officials say that they had already opted to go in a different direction with the athletic program at Alexander High School and has nothing to do with the recent law enforcement actions as Lopez' house.

They add that Lopez' reassignment will be effective on Monday, January 15th. They say they plan on posting the position on Monday as well.

KGNS News will bring you the latest details as they become available.

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