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San Felipe Del Rio
CONSOLIDATED INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

SAN FELIPE DEL RIO CISD
Press Release – April 6, 2020
SFDRCISD REMEMBERS BELOVED TEACHER/COACH MANUEL POLANCO


We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our most beloved educators, Mr. Manuel Polanco.

Coach Polanco began his teaching career with the San Felipe Independent School District in 1965 as a science teacher and coach. He served his beloved San Felipe District for seven years, until Consolidation. After Consolidation, and throughout his next 31-years, Coach Polanco served SFDRCISD in many roles, including Head Basketball Coach for our Del Rio Rams, Science Teacher, PE/Health Teacher and assistant coach in most sports (Football, Basketball, Baseball, Track and Cross Country). Coach Polanco was a strong proponent of our youth; and always hoped that after obtaining an education, many of those he inspired and encouraged would return to serve our community. His former students (and athletes) credit Coach Polanco with instilling in them a belief that if they pursued in their education after high school, they could accomplish anything. As such, his success stories are countless.

Mr. Manuel Polanco will always be remembered as one of the most beloved Ram coaches and for his strong support and advocacy for SFDRCISD students and athletics. We will all miss him more than words can express.