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Former Edcouch-Elsa ISD coach to discuss 30-year career

EDINBURG — Great coaches can have long lasting impact on the players they coach and the community they live in. One of the nation’s greatest boys’ basketball coaches of all time grew up and coached in the Rio Grande Valley. The Museum of South Texas History presents “Half a Century on the Court: A Conversation with Basketball Coaching Legend Robert Capello,” a Sunday Speaker Series Online program scheduled at 2 p.m. Oct. 18 on Facebook Live.

After stints at a few Texas schools, Capello returned to his high school alma mater of Edcouch-Elsa where he coached for more than 30 years. Capello is the winningest Hispanic basketball coach in the country and the gym at Edcouch-Elsa was named after him in 2005. In the 1990-1991 season his Yellowjacket team set a national record for most three-pointers during a 31-win season.

The presentation will be streamed at Guests are encouraged to interact panelists with questions and comments posted on the live chat. The video will also be recorded and posted for public access on the Museum’s website at www.mosthistory org.

This program is made possible by the generous support from the Carmen C. Guerra Endowment. Mrs. Guerra was committed to educational causes in the Rio Grande Valley. This named endowment was created by her family to honor her memory and to continue providing educational opportunities for the community.

About Museum of South Texas History

The Museum of South Texas History is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. It is located downtown Edinburg at 200 North Closner Boulevard on the Hidalgo County Courthouse square. Founded in 1967 as the Hidalgo County Historical Museum in the 1910 Hidalgo County Jail, the museum has grown over the decades through a series of expansions to occupy a full city block. In 2003, following the completion of a 22,500 square foot expansion, the museum was renamed the Museum of South Texas History to better reflect its regional scope. Today, the museum preserves and presents the borderland heritage of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico through its permanent collection and the Margaret H. McAllen Memorial Archives and exhibits spanning prehistory through the 20th century. For more information about MOSTHistory, including becoming a FRIEND, visit, like us on Facebook and Instagram, follow on Twitter, find onYouTube or call +1-956-383-6911.

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