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The Final Inning: Coach Sedeno’s Last Stand

In the hours before his final game as head coach, the stadium stands silent, where countless tales of triumph and perseverance unfolded. For Coach Sedeno, this moment is more than just the culmination of a season—it marks the end of an era of unwavering commitment and dedication to baseball. 

“Well, I can only guess what it will be like coaching my last game,” Sedeno said. “Knowing myself, I will handle it the same as coaching all the rest [however] when the game ends I will reflect, take a deep breath, and try to realize it is now over.”

For Sedeno, coaching has never been just about wins and losses; it’s been about instilling values that extend far beyond the field.

 “Our ‘Commitment to Excellence’ has for so long been our mantra,” Sedeno said. “I will never forget the faces of the players during their time here as they have had an impact on my life.”

Throughout his tenure, Sedeno never failed to instill the same belief in all of his players.

“Nothing is given, everything is earned,” Sedeno said. “You are responsible for what you get in life, so just go get it.”

Although he had to get past barriers as one of the first Hispanic head coaches in the area, he never hesitated to continue what he loved to do the most.

“It gave me a sense of belonging to something greater than myself,” Sedeno said. “It was a challenge because of the complexity of the game that you can never master.”

Leaving a mark was never at the forefront of Sedeno’s mind, but he hopes his dedication to the school and its community shines through.

 “Although I have never thought about a legacy, I would hope that those who know me see how important Langham Creek is to me,” Sedeno said. “I love Langham, I love the community we live in, and I love this school district.”

As retirement approaches, Sedeno contemplates life away from the game he loves.

 “I don’t know what I will do away from coaching yet,” Sedeno said. “I know I will spend more time with my wife, who has been by my side for over 45 years.”

Yet, amidst the anticipation of retirement, he acknowledges the bittersweet emotions that accompany bidding farewell to coaching. 

“What will I miss about coaching? The challenge and competition,” Sedeno said. “Being around coaches who have the same passion as you do [and being able to] help a young man achieve their dream.”

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Cindy Ramos Parada
Cindy Ramos Parada, Editor-in-Chief
Hey! My name is Cindy Ramos Parada and I’ve been in the Newspaper for two years and currently hold the Editor-in-Chief position. I usually spend my free time listening to music and watching K-dramas, and movies. I have considerable interests in Law and Journalism and plan to pursue both. I will be attending UT San Antonio and hope to work on the Paisano. I hope you enjoy the stories I publish on the Howler!

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