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August 2nd, 2010
Don Riley added to San Marcos Academy coaching staff


Former Hays High School defensive line and strength coach, Don Riley, has recently been added to the staff of San Marcos Academy (SMA) as an assistant football coach for the 2010 season. Riley retired from Hays High School in December 2009.

“I am looking forward to the opportunities that I will have working with the staff and students of the San Marcos Academy,” said Riley.

Riley will assist SMA head football coach Les Davis, with his duties to include coaching strength and conditioning.

At Hays High School, Riley taught physical education and health. He also coached eighth and ninth grade, varsity football and was head track coach. Before his work with Hays CISD, Riley spent ten years coaching and teaching at his alma mater, San Marcos High School. He is a graduate of Texas State, then called Southwest Texas State.

“We are really excited to have another coach with the level of experience that Don has on board here at the Academy,” said Athletic Director and assistant football coach Toby Wade. “I believe our players will respond well to his personality and to his coaching style.”

Football camp starts on Aug. 9 at SMA with an intrasquad scrimmage on Aug. 14. The SMA Bears will play their first home game on Sept. 3 at 7:30 p.m. against Brooks Academy.

Riley’s wife, Delores, also recently retired from Hays CISD, where she served as a principal and Director of Elementary Education. Her thirty-two year career in education also includes teaching at San Marcos CISD in Travis Elementary.

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