Sunday, February 8, 2009

Alex Garfio Playing in Seville, Spain

Alex Garfio, with teammates and their families at a BBQ after a game in Seville, Spain, is partially hiding at the right edge of this picture.

Alex Garfio was a GREAT high school running back for us in 2001-02 at Buena H.S. in Ventura, California when I coached there with their head coach and longtime friend Rick Scott.  Rick is the main reason that I have been coaching in Sicily since the 2008 season.

After high school Alex spent two years at Ventura College and then finished his collegiate playing career at the University of California in Davis.

I am happy that after talking to him last year, Alex took up the challenge and found himself an opportunity to play American football in the Liga Nacional de Football Americano in Seville, Spain.

Alex Garfio toting the pigskin for the Sevilla Sulime Linces

Alex, #39, at Tailback vs. the Valencia Firebats

Alex has started a blog and you can link to it at the top left of this blog.  It sounds like he is having a great time in Spain and why not, he HAS discovered tapas bars after all.

The Linces (Lynx) end their season in April and I hope we can make it to one of their games if our schedule permits.

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