After 27 seasons, 256 wins, 5 consecutive championships and 18 titles garnered during his extraordinary 27-year tenure as head coach of the Borregos Salvajes, Frank Gonzalez, leaves behind an amazing legacy of success that will forever cement his name in football history.

From 1985 to 2013, Gonzalez was unstoppable, a legacy in his own right. A force to be reckoned with; he helped train a little over 1,000 athletes, and together, they beat out some of the best teams in Mexico’s history. Recruiting only the best of the best, Gonzalez served as Head Coach for Borregos Salvajes, an American football team from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, a privately managed higher education institution in Monterrey, Mexico. He ruled with an iron fist and a lot of heart and his players responded. Borregos Salvajes (Wild Rams), have long enjoyed a championship legacy. Crowned champions of the Greater League of National Student Organization of American Football (ONEFA) in four different occasions, 1971, 1972, 1974 and 1976; the team removed itself from the league only to return 12 years later with a vengeance. With Gonzalez at the helm, it was up to him to bring the Borregos back. Some of his most memorable contributions included an unstoppable winning streak in the 2001 season, when the Borregos Salvajes soared to the Championships with no losses. During the much-anticipated final game of the season, the team played against the Tigres of the UANL, who had for long been considered the best team in Mexico, at the Estadio Tecnológico de Monterrey. Borregos Salvajes came out victorious with a score of 20-12. The team reached the championships again in the 2002 season for a second consecutive year and faced a re-match against the Tigres of the UANL, in the final game. The first half of the game was tied 7-7; however, under Gonzalez’ leadership, the Borregos Salvajes made a comeback in the third and fourth quarters and brought the championship home.

Borregos Salvajes came out victorious yet again in 2004 (defeating Estado de México), in 2005 (defeating Tigres UANL); in 2006 (Defeating the Aztecas from the UDLAP); and again in 2007, 2008, and 2009. In the 2010 season, the Borregos Salvajes played in another conference, the CONADEIP premier league. They reached the finals, where they lost to their rivals, the Aztecas UDLAP 17 to 10. They made a comeback however in 2011 and in 2012 and quickly regained their championship status.

With an emphasis on family, teamwork and heart, Gonzalez guided his players with a “no man left behind” attitude. He now works as a consultant at the same institute and continues to be an inspiration and a legend in his own right.

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