Football coach resigns

Ginorio steps down as head football coach
Posted on 12/12/2018

Silverado head football coach Rafael Ginorio announced his resignation on Wednesday, Dec. 12.

Ginorio coached at the school for a total of 14 years, including seven seasons as the Hawks’ head football coach.

Ginorio led Silverado to numerous playoff berths, including a CIF finals berth in 2016 and a semifinal appearance in 2017. The Hawks won the Desert Sky League title four times under Ginorio with three consecutive league championships from 2016 through 2018.

Ginorio is resigning to spend more time with his wife and six children, school administrators said. He will remain at the school as a history and social studies teacher.

“Coach Ginorio led the program to new heights, bringing our team to the CIF finals and semifinals,” Silverado Principal Heather Conkle said. “We value and appreciate his contribution to not only our football program, but our school as a whole.”

Among his career highlights is a 14-12 victory over Serrano in the first game at Silverado’s new state-of-the-art Hawk stadium in 2013.  

“Not only did Coach Ginorio coach these boys to be successful on the field, he taught them life lessons like loyalty, commitment, and hard work,” Athletic Director Ignacio Garcia said. “The players who played from him left as better people because of him and his staff.”

Conkle said the search for a replacement is already underway.

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