As a page for the El Dorado football program turned, a new chapter was born on Wednesday when Frank Martinez received his formal introduction as the program's head coach and athletic director.

He will take over the Aztecs program that has been struggling as of late. Former head coach David Telas was reassigned last month by the school district after the Aztecs went 3-22 over three seasons.

Martinez brings significant experience to the Aztec football team. He had spent five seasons as the defensive coordinator for Franklin. He spent time coaching on the offensive side of the ball at Chapin four years before he joined the Cougars.

He will have a tough task ahead of him at El Dorado. Martinez will need to assemble a staff quickly and he will need to get the team ready for the time of the season's start in late August.

El Dorado, which competes in Class 5A Division I, was the final head coach vacancy that still needed to be filled. About two weeks ago, Chris Taylor, who previously coached at Pebble Hills as an assistant, was named the head coach at Andress High School. Taylor replaced Jeff Woodruff, who retired in May after coaching the Golden Ealges over six seasons.


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