Serving as girls athletic director and girls head basketball coach at Southside High School is a point of pride for Cardenas.

“I’m actually very proud. There aren’t very many Latinas, you know, that are head coaches,” Cardenas told KSAT 12 sports “And I know I want to be, a role model for other girls growing up. I graduated from Harlandale. I went to TLU (Texas Lutheran University). I came back, and I taught at South San. I coached at South San, and then I came over here to Southside. I’ve been here eight years, and I just… I’m very proud, and I want to make sure I set a good example for those that want to achieve where I’m at. I want to be able to help guide them and show them that it can be done. And it is possible.”

Check out this story posted on KSAT 12 here!