San Antonio ISD announced on Thursday the hiring of San Antonio Stevens defensive coordinator Roger Landeros as the next head football coach at San Antonio Highlands.
He'll replace Chris Castillo, who resigned in early February to take over as head coach at Kyle Lehman.
Landeros is a native of Perryton and attended college at West Texas A&M. Originally a banker, Landeros got into coaching after a chance encounter with an administrator at South San ISD.
“I really didn’t want to get into coaching originally, but then after a chance meeting, I made that career change and I’m forever grateful,” he said.
Landeros has spent his entire coaching career in the San Antonio area, mostly as a defensive coordinator, but he has spent time on the offensive side of the ball as well. The past five years Coach Landeros has been the defensive coordinator at Stevens working under head coach Anthony Boykin.
“I can’t thank Coach Boykin enough," he said. "I’ve learned a lot from him. He’s a guy who knows how to instill a culture and he’s walks the walk; he lives his values every day."
In addition to his time at Stevens, Coach Landeros has spent time as an assistant at San Antonio Taft, South San Antonio and South San Antonio West Campus.
“Highlands is a similar place to where I cut my teeth in the South San school district," he said. "Same kind of kids and I feel like I can make a difference here. The program is pointed in the right direction. Coach Castillo did a great job. My past has prepared me for this opportunity and I’m chomping at the bit to get started."
Expect him to start on campus in April.
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