Hall of Famer and former Bowie Bear and Bowie basketball and football coach Nolan Richardson shares a moment with one of the school’s alumn during last year’s Gym naming celebration.
El Paso’s favorite native son, Nolan Richardson, is set to accept another honor Thursday night.
Organizers with Sacred Heart Church announced Richardson would be honored with the Father Rahm Segundo Barrio Person of the Year Award Thursday night.
According to organizers, the award “recognizes an individual or organization committed to the betterment, works and service to the cultural, historical, economic, educational and social empowerment of the Segundo Barrio (Second Ward), and its inhabitants, values and unique experience.”
Richardson began his coaching career at Bowie High School in El Segundo Barrio in El Paso, Texas. He has 508 wins, 3 NCAA Final Fours and 1 NCAA National Title. He is the only coach in history to win a national championship in junior college, NIT, and the NCAA.
Officials add that, “…not only has he succeeded in basketball, Nolan Richardson Jr., has left a massive footprint on the Segundo Barrio, that will last many a lifetime.”
The mission of the Father Rahm Segundo Barrio Person of the Year Award is to “highlight, support and expand the unique historical and cultural imprint of the Segundo Barrio, its people and place in the history of the Paso del Norte region.”
For more information on the group and their award, Click HERE.
Thursday May 11, 2017
Dinner: Epic Railyard Event Center
2201 E. Mills Ave.
Cocktails 5:30 pm and Dinner at 7:30pm
Friday May 12, 2017
Lydia Patterson Institute Visit
517 S Florence St
8:30am – 9:30am
Guillen Middle School Visit
900 S Cotton St
10:00am – 11:10am
La Fe Preparatory School
616 E Father Rahm Ave
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Saturday May 13, 2017
Parade followed by Celebration at Sacred Heart Church
Starting at San Ignacio Church
408 Park St.
Starting at 9:00 am