Roxanne Balducci

Inducted: 2004

Best Known For: Coaching Swimming

HS: McAllen Memorial High School

High School Coach: Edinburg High School, McAllen ISD


A 13-time Coach of the Year who is a legend in Valley swimming circles, Roxanne Balducci started in the business in 1978 and is still going strong.

Balducci began at Edinburg High where she coached for 10 years, also organizing one of the first club teams in the area. She’s been with the McAllen ISD for 22 years, working from the junior high ranks to a hugely successful career at Memorial HS.

Coaching swimming, diving, water polo, and club swimming, Balducci has won girls’ and boys’ district titles 23 times and has mentored 113 individual and 53 relay league champs.

At the club level, she has led a steady rush to the South Texas championships, including one state titlist. Along with her 13 Coach of the Year awards UPDATE, Balducci has twice been named UIL Regional Swimming Coach of the Year.