Coach Jesus Delgado receiving certificate – Courtesy photo
By Mark D. Peters, BSHA
I want to take a moment to introduce you to Jesus “Chuy ” Delgado. I first met Jesus last March 2014 when my son joined the El Monte National Little League and Jesus was the head coach for the El Monte AAA Pirates. Coach Chuy, as the players called him, took a special interest in my son and took him under his wing and went out of his way to teach him. My family and I came to learn from Jesus and his wife that their daughter Lila has autism as does our son. Jesus has a special ability to work with special needs children and to be able to teach a sport such as baseball to children who have never played before. His patience is unmatched and under his intense and skilled leadership and undaunting dedication, the children thrive and learn. My son liked him so much that he can’t wait for little league to start up again in March 2015.
When Jesus is not coaching little league he is coaching football for the El Monte Jets Jr. Gremlins. The main responsibility falls upon his accomplished leadership and certification as a football coach. Jesus’s hard work and selfless dedication to the children of the El Monte Community is beyond admirable and deserves to be recognized. Over the years of coaching both football and baseball Jesus has earned the respect of all the children and those of the parents and leagues. He is a role model to all of us, a father figure and coach more than anything.
On October 11th, 2014 Jesus Delgado was presented with Certificates of Recognition for his dedication to the children of El Monte in the El Monte National Little League and El Monte Jets Football league. The certificates were from El Monte City Council member Victoria Martinez, Mayor and council members and Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti in recognition for Mr. Delgado’s service to his community and commitment to the youth of El Monte.
El Monte Jets: Jr. Gremlin White team – Courtesy photo