WE WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME IRIS GARZA TO THE SABERCAT FAMILY!
Coach Garza (48) comes to Vela HS with 25 years of high school Head Coaching experience. A valley native born and raised in Pharr, Texas; Coach Garza has been part of athletics all of her life. A UTPA graduate and UTPA Collegiate Athlete, Coach Garza took an interest in becoming a coach while at UTPA. She coached at several high schools that included Donna HS, Hidalgo HS, PSJA HS to name a few. She joined ECISD family when she opened up Johnny Economedes HS back in 2000. She has coached a wide range of sports that include, XC, Track, Girls Basketball, Volleyball and Softball during her 25 year stint in the coaching business. Coach Garza is very active in the fitness lifestyle as she competes in Crossfit competitions around the valley, trained for a half marathon which she competed in last year in Las Vegas, and just completed her 2nd Triathlon. As an avid runner, she currently assists and host road races in the Rio Grande Valley. Coach Garza is involved in the community as a member of the choir group at Our Lady Of Sorrows Church and plays the guitar. Robert Vela High School welcomes Coach Garza to SaberCat Nation!