William C. “Nemo” Herrera

Inducted in Hall of Fame Original Class of 1988
Coached the Bowie Bears to El Paso’s first High School State Championship in 1949
Coached baseball and basketball in Texas for 43 years
Coached Jim Ochoa and Nolan Richardson and many other players who went on to star in high school, college and professional baseball
Became Coronado High School’s first baseball coach and won the District title the first 2 years the school was eligible to compete
Recognized for being “strict but fair” and always “stressed discipline and respect for teammates and opponents”
School named in his honor in El Paso Texas
Named to Texas High School Coaches Hall of Honor
Member of the Texas Athletic Hall of Fame
Member of the El Paso Athletic Hall of Fame
Recognized by players and opponents as a “hell of a man and a hell of a Coach”