(EDCOUCH) – The Edcouch-Elsa Yellowjackets football team has a new face that is bringing a very impressive resume to the table.
Former Texas A&M-Kingsville Wide Receiver Coach Bradly Chavez was named the new Edcouch-Elsa Head Football Coach on Saturday at a special board meeting which was held at the Administration Building.
Chavez’s resume speaks for itself as he was a standout wide receiver at the University of Alabama-Birmingham and played alongside former Atlanta Falcons wide receiver great Roddy White. At UAB, Chavez appeared in 32 games and collected 51 receptions for 974 yards and three touchdowns in 2002 and 2003.
Chavez graduated in 2005 with a major in sociology and a minor in health education and then earned his master’s degree in Counseling and Guidance from TAMUK in 2015.
Upon graduating from UAB, Chavez signed as a free agent the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League.
After his stint with the Browns, Chavez played wide receiver and jack linebacker for the Kansas City Command (AFL) for two seasons, tallying 57 passes for 664 yards and 18 touchdowns.
On defense, he accounted for 58 tackles, one sack, 11 pass break ups, and 3 interceptions one of which was returned for a touchdown while also forcing four fumbles.
He also contributed on every special team during his tenure in Kansas City.
Chavez played eight seasons total accumulating 344 catches for 4,058 yards and over 100 touchdowns. Defensively he collected 171 tackles, 10 interceptions, 3 sacks, and forced 7 fumbles throughout his Arena Football League career.
In 2013, Chavez signed with Texas A&M-Kingsville as a Wide Receiver Coach and then went on to coach at the high school level at Corpus Christi John Paul II and most recently at Santa Gertrudis.
“We are very pleased to announce Bradly Chavez as the new Edcouch-Elsa High School Yellowjacket football coach,” said EEISD Superintendent Ronaldo J. Cavazos. “Coach Chavez is excited to be a part of our Yellowjacket family and is totally committed to building on our tradition of winning academic and athletic programs.”