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Salinas died of renal failure overnight. He was 76 years old.
Corpus Christi, Texas —
The University of Delmer (DMC) mourns the death of Hector Salinas, who held a large seat on the university’s board of directors.
According to university officials, Salinas was elected to the board of directors in 2018 for the first term until 2024. Carol Scott, Chairman of the Delmar Board of Directors, issued the following statement regarding the death of Salinas:
“The loss of Regent Hector Salinas is a real pain for the Delmars,” said Carol Scott, Chairman of the DMC Board of Directors. “I had a strong support for kindergarten-to-high school education on the board of the Corpus Christi Independent School District, along with a lovingly called Salinas coach. Then I joined him on the board of the University of Delmar. Throughout all of this, Coach Salinas remained keenly focused on the needs of his students, giving everyone seeking education the opportunity to learn. He was the Delmar family. And will be greatly missed by our larger community he gave us a lot. We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the Salinas family and all those who mourn this great loss. ”
Salinas graduated from Mary Carroll High School, where she played both baseball and basketball, leading the Carol Tigers to the first district baseball championships and state tournaments.
He attended Pan American College in Edinburg and earned a bachelor’s degree. Later, Salinas earned a master’s degree in education from the University of Texas-Pan-American.
Salinas played Triple-A baseball in the Mexican League Veracruz and Mexico City for a year (1968-1969).
His career included education and coaching at CCISD’s Tom Brown Middle School, Roy Miller High School and Foy H. Moody High School.
Salinas led the Moody Trojan to six University Interscholastic League playoffs in seven years and entered the first state tournament in 1978.
After serving as head baseball coach at Texas South Most College and Laredo College in Brownsville, Salinas was selected by the Havelina Baseball Program at Texas A & M University Kingsville (TAMUK) to form a sports team.
Since 1993, he has been the head coach of TAMUK’s inter-university program for six years. In 1995 and 1998, the Salinas team won the Lone Star Conference Championship. In 1998, the Ball Club was also selected for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II National Playoffs, making it the first Havelina club recognized at that level. Salinas has been coaching at Texas A & M Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC) for seven years. After leaving Havelinus in 1998.
He became the first “Islander” baseball coach, leading a successful career at the Islanders and was awarded the NCAA Independent Coach of the Year award during his tenure.
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