Coach Medel
Community Mourns Loss of Beloved Coach and Mentor
Posted on 04/01/2019
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On Saturday, March 23, 2019, Canutillo ISD suffered a great loss when Bill Childress Elementary Coach Jose Medel unexpectedly passed away. He was a Canutillo graduate, a Father-Son program sponsor, a role model, a hero to many, an active community member and a kind human being. He leaves a legacy, not only at BCE, but in the entire Canutillo community. Coach Medel will be greatly missed and forever remembered and loved.

Medel was posthumously awarded the 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year at Childress Elementary. His community expressed their gratitude for his life.

"Coach, your dedication and direction has put fire in our souls. The impact you have made to us all will live through us forever. "
- Elvia Moreno, Program Compliance Director Canutillo Independent School District

"Coach Medel hacia todo de corazón, y daba a manos llenas sin esperar nada a cambio. Fue, es, y siempre sera un alma buena. Descanse en Paz."
- Reyna Salcedo Principal, Bill Childress Elementary

"Coach Medel is gone from our sight but never from our hearts."
- BCE Family

"Jose “Coach” Medel had always been an outstanding and very active member of our community and the nonprofit organization Keep Vinton Beautiful. Coach has made a huge impact on the community of Vinton as he not only worked to better it with the beautification of our community and the protection of our environment, he helped our children grow and develop into strong and successful adults. “Coach” will be missed."
- Mayor Manuel “Manny” Leos Village of Vinton

"Coach Medel, you were the heart and soul of Bill Childress Elementary and the legacy you left behind will live on forever."
- Raul Villanueva Coach, Bill Childress Elementary