University of Houston-Victoria


Rafael Castorena

Rafael Castorena

Rafael Castorena, B.S., Criminal Justice
Senior Coordinator, Student Recruitment
Phone: (361) 485-4442

My name is Rafael Castorena Jr. & I’m the Senior Recruitment Coordinator for the San Antonio/Laredo/West Texas/El Paso regions based in San Antonio, Texas. I’m from Del Rio, Texas and graduated from Del Rio High School and Sul Ross State University. I’m a former U.S. History teacher & Head Varsity Boys Soccer Coach at Del Rio High School. I’m also a nationally licensed soccer coach through the USSF & NSCAA. I’ve been Academy Director for Club America from Mexico City and Texans West SC. I recently won my first state championship with my current club team.

Why should someone consider attending UHV?

Students should consider attending UHV because of the great academic programs the university has to offer, affordable tuition, small classes, and the opportunity to influence the growth of our university.

What advice would you give an incoming freshman?

My advice for incoming freshmen is to use your time wisely, that determines whether you are going to be successful at UHV or not. Change work habits. Stay bold, stay hungry.