Isaac Martinez retiring after 23 years as Harlandale head football coach

Martinez led Indians to 11 playoff appearances, 4 district titles

SAN ANTONIO – Harlandale High School head football coach Isaac Martinez has announced his retirement after 34 years with the district.

Martinez became Harlandale’s head coach in 1994 and led the Indians to 11 playoff appearances, nine playoff victories and four district championships.

His first playoff win at Harlandale in 1999 was the school’s first postseason victory since 1946.

Martinez ends his career at Harlandale with an overall record of 139-110-1. Martinez also went 16-7 in the annual Frontier Bowl rivalry game against McCollum High School.

Martinez had the following to say about his announcement:

“I like to express my sincere gratitude to the community of Harlandale for the tremendous support that they have given the football program at Harlandale High School for the past 34 years, especially the past 23 years of my tenure as the Head Football Coach at Harlandale High School.”

Harlandale ISD officials have not announced a replacement.

Martinez is the most recent big name San Antonio area coach to leave their respective programs.

Steele’s Scott Lehnhoff, Reagan’s David Wetzel, Highlands’ Juan Morales and Holmes’ Eddie Salas have all moved on from their position as head football coach at those schools.


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