To: Sierra Blanca Community
My name is Marcus Ortega, and I am currently your Lady Vaqueros Varsity Basketball coach. I received my degree from the University of Texas at El Paso in Multidisciplinary studies(History, Chicano Studies, and Political Science). I have been with Sierra Blanca ISD going on 3 years now. As for my coaching background I have been on a basketball court since I was 2 years old going to basketball practice with my father Coach Ortega. My father has coached basketball in Van Horn going on 32 years and I have been his student of the game going on 30 years. I played basketball as a Van Horn Eagle for 5 years. Before coming to Sierra Blanca I coach little dribblers in Van Horn for 5 years. My first year here I volunteered my time to help out Coach Lucas Ramirez and Coach Adam Ramirez. Beginning last year I was given the Varsity Girls program and have loved every minute of it. We have had our ups and downs, but I would not trade any moment I have spent passing on my knowledge of the game to them. I hope we are able to make this program a successful one not only for your child as an athlete, but as a student for years to come. Like I tell the girls if you can't think you can't play basketball.
Coach Marcus Ortega