Marlin football coach nabs statewide Padilla Poll Award
Marlin ISD Head Football Coach Ruben Torres has been named the Padilla Poll Coaches “1st Year at a School” Coach of the Year. The recognition is a statewide accolade from one of Texas high school football’s most highly respected rankings expert.
“This is a team award,” Torres said. “I am very honored to receive this distinction on behalf of Marlin ISD and our players.”
The Bulldog football program enjoyed a storybook season in Torres’s first year at the helm, advancing to the Class 2A Division I Semifinals for the first time in Marlin’s history.
Torres was hired less than one year ago from El Paso, Texas where he was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Franklin High School. Prior to his tenure at Franklin, Coach Torres served as the head football coach and athletic coordinator at El Paso El Dorado High School and El Paso Ysleta High School.
Carl Padilla is known statewide as “The Godfather of Texas High School Football” and works closely with Dave Campbell's Texas Football to predict Top 25's and district finishes for its annual publication.