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The Herald's All-Metro Girl's Basketball Team: Gonzalez helps Hanna end playoff drought

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Posted: Saturday, March 23, 2019 11:15 pm

Coming into this season, it had been 10 years since the Hanna Lady Golden Eagles had qualified for the state playoffs, and coach Luis Gonzalez knew he and his squad had what it took to end the drought.

Gonzalez and company would do just that, posting a 26-11 overall record en route to fourth-place finish in District 32-6A and the program’s first playoff berth since 2009.

For that reason, Gonzalez has been named The Brownsville Herald’s 2019 All-Metro Coach of the Year.

Earning the postseason accolade was a humbling experience for Gonzalez.

“ It is a great honor to be named coach of the year, especially in the area; I could name so many great coaches for both boys and girls,” he said. “It’s a great honor, but to be honest, it has nothing to do with me. It’s about my assistant coaches, especially coach (Paul) Penrod, who has been with me since Day 1, my family for their love and support that they’ve given me, and especially my teammates, because they’re the ones who compete.

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