When Heritage athletic director Erik Gonzalez announced his departure from the Timberwolves’ program, it triggered a carousel of sorts in Clark County high school sports.
Jason Castro, who has helmed Prairie athletics for the past five years, accepted the Heritage AD position and will start on July 1. Battle Ground boys basketball coach Manny Melo took his first administrative role and becomes Prairie’s athletic director.
Gonzalez heads east
Gonzalez spent the past year 800 miles away from his family. His son, Israel, his daughter, Elena, and his wife, Angela, moved to Utah for the 2020-21 school year and they fell in love with it.
Gonzalez was compelled to join them, even though it meant departing as wrestling coach and athletic director at Heritage. He was the AD for the past two years and wrestling coach the past six.
He will coach wrestling and freshman football as well as teach history and geography at 5A Cedar Mountain High School in Eagle Mountain, Utah.