Saul Tejada

Saul Tejada has been coaching at G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School since 1994.  He served as  Head Coach for 26 years and is currently serving as an assistant coach.  During this time, he also founded and coached two middle school teams and assisted two other middle school in getting their wrestling programs running. He also coached his club team. Team Blue Steel.  His teams have finished top in the 10 at States seven times, with the highest being a state runner-up finish in 2003.  His Bulldogs have won two Regional Championships and seven District Championships, and his career Dual Meet record is 362 –169 – 4. He has coached 12 Individual state champs, 11 state runner-up, 49 State placers, 109 state qualifiers, 26 regional champs, and 90 district champs.                                                                                                          

Coach Tejada was born in La Paz, Bolivia.  He graduated from Southwest Miami Senior High in 1989 and Florida International University in 1994 with a major in Social Studies education and a minor in psychology. He started his teaching career soon after graduating and has worked as a Social Studies teacher ever since.                                                         

Saul is married to Marian Tejada and is a proud father of three children - Saul, Samantha, and Lukas.  Coach Tejada proudly stated that his goal was to coach his wrestlers into becoming honorable and professional men; it was more important for them to become men of honor over being state champions.



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