Field house to front office

Football coach becomes assistant principal


William McWhorter

Assistant principal Tony Trevino at his newly assigned desk in student services.

William McWhorter, Staff Writer

A student favorite. A leader. A passionate coach.

Defensive linebacker coach Tony Trevino has moved up the ranks from U.S. History teacher and football coach to assistant principal.

“It’s awesome the lessons you teach and the relationships you develop with your players,” Trevino said. “I value my players tremendously, and I’m going to miss the relationships.”

Trevino is an excellent on-the-field teacher. His players always performed at maximum effort and never blew their assignments.

“Not only does Tony bring a wealth of experience from the classroom and field, but he is also a vested member of this community,” said interim principal Tammy Pinkham in an email to staff on Feb. 15 “Trevino has over 25 years of experience in education with 11 of those years being in an administrative position.”
Coach Trevino never blamed mistakes on his players, he always took ownership of their mistakes during games and practices.

“He and his players contributed greatly to our team’s success,” head football coach Larry Hill said. “Likewise, he provided great leadership to our entire team (not just his position players). Being a former head coach (and a tremendously successful one at that), he knows how to affect the entire organization.”

Trevino has coached at multiple schools, including Smithson Valley from 1997 to 2007, Uvalde High School from 2007 to 2011 and Corpus Christi Carroll High School from 2011 to 2016. HeAthletic Director at East Central Independent School District from 2016 to 2018, and returned to SV in 2020.SVHS
“Coaching is teaching,” Trevino said,” and I will miss teaching life lessons to both my students and players.”