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Coaches at Woodrow Wilson High School and Bryan Adams High School were honored by the district this week.

Tony Benedetto was named Dallas ISD’s high school athletic coordinator of the year, and Juan Rivas was named the assistant athletic coordinator of the year.

Benedetto, who used to coach at H. Grady Spruce, became Woodrow’s head coach and athletic coordinator a couple of years ago.

“To be a head coach and an athletic coordinator, I have the biggest ability to impact the most kids,” Benedetto said in a 2019 interview with the Advocate. “You can use high school athletics to teach responsibility, ownership and teamwork. You can put your stamp on a community for decades.”

Rivas now works at Bryan Adams, but he used to work at Woodrow, which is also his alma mater. He graduated in 2003, started substitute teaching in 2009 and became a full-time staff member later that year.


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