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Sun Bowl Association Names Bill Coon as 84th President

The Sun Bowl Association and Executive Director Bernie Olivas announced on Friday, April 28 that Bill Coon is its 84th President for the 2017-18 year.

“It is an honor to serve along with some of El Paso greatest volunteers and staff. Being President of the second oldest bowl game is beyond my wildest dreams,” said Coon.  “The Sun Bowl is responsible for the city’s largest event, our parade. We bring world-class talent to El Paso through our golf tournament, basketball tournament and of course the football game. We recognize our local talent through Punt, Pass and Kick, the soccer tournament, our Sun Court, cheerleading clinics and basketball clinics. What a great organization to be part of.”

As president, Coon will be the spokesman for the Board of Directors and Board of Advisors, as well as the general supervisor of the various association committees and activities.

“Bill’s vast experience with not-for-profit organizations is a huge benefit for the Sun Bowl Association,” Olivas said.  “His knowledge and enthusiasm for all Sun Bowl events makes him a great fit to lead our Board of Directors. We are all looking forward to a great year with Bill at the helm.”

Coon is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the YMCA of EL Paso. He oversees the Y’s overall mission to nurture youth development, promote healthy living and foster social responsibility. Coon has over 20 years of experience working for the YMCA, serving as the Executive Director for multiple YMCA facilities in El Paso. He has served as Chief Professional Officer for the Boys & Girls Club of America as well as the Vice President of Goodwill El Paso.

Coon will oversee the Association’s continued commitment to El Paso through various events, including the 84th Hyundai Sun Bowl on December 29, 2017. The Sun Bowl Association takes the lead to put on a variety of community events, college and youth sports programs, including the Academy Sports + Outdoors Sun Bowl International Soccer Tournament, the Sun Bowl Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic and the WestStar Bank Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational.

Coon has been heavily involved with the Sun Bowl Association since 2010-11 serving on the Board of Advisors and soon after was selected to join the Sun Bowl Association Board of Directors. In 2014 he was selected as the Vice President of Volunteers managing the Fan Fiesta. He was also the 5K Chairman when the event was active.

Coon has also been in charge of overseeing the First Light Federal Credit Union Sun Bowl Parade’s equestrian unit’s safety and coordinating the overall set-up and break-down on game day of the Sun Bowl.

Coon has also assisted in the Academy Sports + Outdoors Sun Bowl International Soccer Tournament for three years as the Field Marshall Coordinator, supervising volunteer teams toward successful trash pick-up. He was elected the Executive Vice-President of the Sun Bowl Association in 2015 and designated as President-Elect in 2016.

Coon and his wife, Janette, have been married for 20 years and have an 18-year-old son, Jacob and a 33-year old daughter Jacqie Bustamante.

 

Workforce Solutions Borderplex Appoints Bill Coon to Board

Workforce Solutions Borderplex, the non-profit organization dedicated to employment, education and economic development, Thursday announced the appointment of Mr. Bill Coon to the Board of Directors.

“Mr. Coon has over two decades of experience working with programs for both adults and young people and the relationships he has in our community will be invaluable to our efforts,” said Joyce Wilson, CEO of Workforce Solutions Borderplex. “We look forward to bridging his background to enhance our organization’s partnerships.”

Since 2013, Mr. Coon has been the President and CEO of the YMCA of El Paso, where he also served as Executive Director for five years. His career history includes executive or leadership positions for the following organizations: Boys and Girls Clubs of El Paso, Goodwill Industries of El Paso, Candlelighters of the El Paso Area, the Central YMCA, and the American Heart Association. Mr. Coon earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Southwest Oklahoma State University.

He also serves the Sun Bowl Association as a Board Member and on several committees.

Workforce Solutions Borderplex is a non-profit organization aimed to help improve the quality of life in a six-county region. That region encompasses the counties of Brewster, Culberson, El Paso, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis and Presidio.

The organization consists of a 27- member Board of Directors responsible for strategic guidance and policy governance to achieve goals focusing on employment, education and economic development. Funding comes from the Department of Labor, the Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Agriculture.

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