Former HHS Girls Soccer Coach Sentenced to Prison for Sex Crimes


Former Hermiston High School girls soccer head coach Freddy Delapaz Guizar is headed to state prison for more than six years for felony sex crimes.

State court documents show Guizar, 32, entered into a settlement conference Nov. 7 at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Pendleton, and pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree sexual abuse.

Senior Judge Janet Stauffer of Wasco County presided over the conference and sentenced Guizar to 75 months — six years, three months. He also will receive credit for the time he spent in the Umatilla County Jail, Pendleton.

Guizar was the head coach of the HHS team from 2018 until his arrest in 2022. Before that, he was an assistant coach on the Hermiston High School boys soccer team from the 2014-15 season to the 2018-19 season.

Omar Medina succeeded Guizar in July 2022 as the Hermiston High School head girls soccer coach.

Hermiston police on July 27, 2022, arrested Guizar. State court records show a Umatilla County grand jury the day before indicted Garza on four counts of first-degree sexual assault.

The indictment accused Garza of abusing one youth on three occasions between Dec. 20, 2013, and June 13, 2016, and another youth one time between April 30, 2012, and April 29, 2014. Both youths were under the age of 14.


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