Alice assistant baseball coach Frank Galvan is getting an opportunity to be a head coach again.

Galvan, who was a head baseball coach at Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco for 15 years before arriving in Alice before this school year, is leaving Alice to be the head coach baseball coach and an assistant football coach at Class 2A Three Rivers.

Galvan was an Alice assistant this season and part of the varsity coaching staff which helped the Coyotes to a 30-5A interzone match-up against the King Mustangs.

“I want to thank Alice and the Alice school district for the opportunity to coach here in Alice,” Galvan said. “It was an honor. We didn’t get to the playoffs, but we went from where we were a year ago to a very competitive team that beat Calallen twice this season. What we did is going to go a long way next season. Going to Three Rivers and taking over my own program is just an opportunity I couldn’t pass up.”

In his 15 seasons at Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco, Galvan guided the Badgers to 15-straight district championships. He was also able to coach his two older sons through their senior seasons. In keeping with that, Galvan said his youngest son, R.J. Galvan, a junior at Alice High School and a football and baseball standout, will be transferring to Three Rivers for the 2017-18 school year.

“I was able to coach my two older sons,” Galvan said. “R.J. has received some baseball offers from some different colleges, some big schools, so I want to coach him in his season year and see him off.”

R.J. was a starting defensive back and a slot receiver for the Coyotes in 2016. He led the Coyotes in receiving and was among 30-5A’s yardage leaders. Galvan was part of Alice’s starting pitching rotation this spring and was among the team’s leading hitters this season.

At Three Rivers, Galvan will serve as a defensive coach in the fall and takeover a baseball program, which was 6-16 last season. The Bulldogs share a district with Refugio which is playing in the regional semifinals of the state baseball playoffs this week.