Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. J.J. Calderon, Director of Athletics
J.J. Calderon has been working in Socorro ISD for 10 years. He previously served as the Athletic Coordinator/Head Football Coach at Eastlake HS. Coach Calderon helped opened the doors at Eastlake HS after coming from Riverside HS. Prior to his head coaching positions, he served as a Defensive Coordinator at Riverside, an assistant coach at Giddings HS and Elsik HS in Houston, Texas. As a teacher he has worked in the areas of Physical Education, Health, and Weights & Conditioning. Overall Coach Calderon has 19 years of teaching and coaching experience.
Coach Calderon attended Sul Ross State University where he was a 1st Team All-Conference football player and an assistant coach before moving on to coach at the high school level. Coach Calderon has been a part of several successful athletic programs over his coaching tenure. While at Eastlake HS, Coach Calderon's football teams won 3 District Championships, 5 Bi-District Championships, and 2 Area Championships. He had similar success at his previous stops that include back-to-back Area Championships at Riverside, and an Area-Championship as a Head Soccer Coach at Elsik. Eastlake HS achieved two top 25 UIL Lone Start Cup rankings while Coach Calderon served as the Athletic Coordinator.
Coach Calderon believes that athletics in our public schools play an important role in education. He is dedicated to helping students reach their full potential as athletes and team members. He is honored to serve the community of SISD as the Athletic Director.