SPED Teacher is a Home Run for the Baseball Team

BY MIA LUNA

Victor Lozano, a SPED teacher and assistant baseball coach at Chaparral High School, has been in the educational field for seven years, he has spent his last two years at Chaparral High school, and the rest were spent shared at Gadsden High School and North Valley Elementary. Lozano, also known as Coach Lozano to the school baseball team, has been a baseball coach for five years. Two of those years have been spent coaching the Chaparral Lobos. He has very high expectations for his baseball players; academically and behavioral wise. He expects to “have a good year, with more wins” and see more improvement with his athletes.

Since Lozano has experienced both elementary and high school, he’s found he prefers high school due to his experience at his last teaching position. He chooses to teach because he enjoys the interaction he has with each individual student.  What influenced him to be a coach also was “an impact of his experience”, such as, when he played as a kid and grew up to play in college. Lozano grew up knowing the sport, which inspired him to become a coach himself and help kids grow to become better athletes. In return for his dedication to the team, he expects “positive attitudes, with no complaints, just willing players who want to improve.”

Lozano attended Sul Ross University in Alpine, Texas, where he played four years of college baseball. He met Coach Rojas, another teacher at Chaparral, who he played with and was coached by.

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