Manny Pacillas Jr.

Inducted in 2009
Graduate of El Paso High School where he was All City and All District selection in football all four years
Learned his trade the hard way by playing football and wrestling and understanding the aches and pains that players would have to deal with and recovery treatments that would produce the quickest and most positive permanent results
Graduated with Honors from Texas Western College learning the skills of athletic training from their legendary Athletic Trainer Ross Moore
Coached football and wrestling at Jefferson High School
In 1963 his dream job became available and he was named the Athletic Trainer at Jefferson but continued to coach wrestling
Spent 17 years at Jefferson High School
Head Athletic Trainer at Burges High School from 1980 until he retired in 1992
Featured speaker on sports medicine and traveled throughout the Southwest delivering his message on rehabilitation, the need for special equipment, the procedures to help an athlete avoid and if necessary recover from a sports injury
In his career, he was the trainer to all sports and to all athletes
His road trips to keep the Mustang baseball players in the game are well documented
He worked hard using preventive workouts to keep players in the game
Retired in 1992
During his time as a high school trainer, he fought to make training a profession with better budgets and resources to care for high school athletes
After leaving the school system he worked for Columbia Sports Medicine where he established an Athletic Trainer Directory for El Paso County athletic programs; established a Sports Medicine Clinic at the El Paso Wellness Center; volunteered care for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys and volunteered for the Annual High School All Star Football game
Inducted in El Paso High Athletic Hall of Fame – – 1992
Inducted into the El Paso Athletic Hall of Fame – – 1995
Inducted into the Sun City Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame – – 2003