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West Virginia notable latinos

Moreno, Leopold (1923-). A Texan native, Leopold Moreno became the first Mexican American railroad inspector to work in West Virginia. He worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad Company as an inspector of freight cars. Although Moreno eventually moved back to Texas, his position as an inspector opened the way for other Latinos to work their way up the employment hierarchy.

Rodriguez, Rich Rod (1963-). West Virginia native Rich Rodriguez is the head football coach at the University of Michigan. Prior to moving to Michigan, he was the head coach at West Virginia University for seven seasons. He is currently one of only two Latino head football coaches in the NCAA.

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