Guam Sports Legend & Educator Retires


Hagatna, Guam. Senator Tommy Morrison presented a resolution to retiring educator and coach, Loring Santos Cruz.

Loring Santos Cruz dedicated over 36 years of his life as a teacher at George Washington High School where he began his career in 1977. His contribution as an educator extended onto the football fields and track and field facilities around the island, where he would become one of Guam’s finest track & field coach’s and a legendary football coach.

[Photo from left to right: Loring Cruz (Educator & Coach), Ryan Rios (Captain of the Pepsi Giants Football), Senator Tommy Morrison (Former Quarter Back for the Pepsi Giants). Photo courtesy of Sen. Tommy Morrison’s Office.]

“Loring Cruz has no doubt touched the lives, and mentored thousands of students, faculty, and staff in his career as an educator and coach. On the football field he is a legend,” Morrison said.

Coach Cruz involvement as a coach began in 1976, where he would serve as Assistant and Head Coach for the George Washington High School football and track & field teams.  He was the Defensive Coach for the University of Guam Tritons and Head Coach for the Pepsi Giants.  Notable accomplishments as a coach include numerous Interscholastic Football League and Miller Football League championships.

“There are many heroes in our community like Loring Cruz. It’s important that we pause every so often and recognize these heroes,” Morrison said.


Article from a press release.