LBJ’s Ojeda leaves the program and gets a new administration role


The LBJ men’s basketball program is looking for a new head coach.

On Tuesday, former head coach Jose Ojeda confirmed to the Laredo Morning Times that he has stepped down from his role with the program as he is set to become assistant principal at Perales Middle School – an opportunity he has been longing for. obtain.

“I feel blessed to be given the opportunity by UISD and Perales Middle School to serve as vice principal,” Ojeda said. “That was one of my goals – to get into administration. I tried to get into administration and eventually I was able to have the opportunity to continue growing as an educator.

Although it was a dream opportunity for Ojeda, it was difficult for him to leave the basketball program.

“It’s never a good time to leave a program, especially one that’s close to my heart like LBJ,” Ojeda said. “It’s hard to leave the children. The program has reached new heights.

When Ojeda first took over the program in 2016, Wolves had just 100 wins in their history. He leaves the program after coaching it to over 100 wins during his tenure. He guided LBJ to multiple 20-win seasons. He also helped make Wolves competitive in one of the toughest districts in South Texas.

While Ojeda is sad to leave LBJ, he knows whoever takes over will have a competitive squad as Wolves are set to bring back playmakers such as Miguel Leija and Galexander Mata. Ojeda is confident that LBJ will remain a strong and successful program this coming year.

“The program will continue to be a success,” Ojeda said. “They have a great core of returning kids. Whoever gets the job will have a great culture to work with.

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