There are two things that lifelong Pearland brothers Roy and Rene Aguilar dominate; detailing cars and coaching youth football. The brothers started their business, R&R Supershine in 1987 at the old Oiler car wash next door to present day Killen’s BBQ on 518 and since then have become the Kings of Carwash in Pearland. The duo has shined up whips for former and current professional athletes from all over Houston. What many people don’t know is that they are also among the most successful youth football coaches in Texas.
Growing up the youngest of 10 kids in Pearland, they had no choice but to be tough and toughness is exactly what they would bring to the table when they started playing youth football themselves for the Pearland Texans back in the late 1970’s. The brothers won the Bay Area Football League(BAFLSuper Bowl twice as players in 1978 and 1980 with Roy playing quarterback and Rene playing cornerback on defense.
The duo began coaching for the Pearland Patriots in 1991 and coached 16 seasons total in BAFL(Patriots,Cowboys,Texans, and Hurricanes), making 14 Super Bowl appearances and winning an unprecedented 10 Super Bowl Championships! During their tenure coaching in BAFL, they coached multiple college and NFL players, including current Ole Miss defensive back Deontay Anderson.
- Their success on the field is unparalleled, but it’s the success of their athletes off the field is what is most important to the brothers. Growing up with 8 siblings, one can imagine the logistical challenges involved with getting to practices and games as kids and they often were unable to participate in certain sports due to not having a ride. “We want to do whatever we can to help our kids get to practices and games, even if we have to go pick them up ourselves” says Roy. When it comes to their success on the field, Aguilar states, “We just try to teach discipline and not make things too complicated. We play smart, basic football.” With no sons of their own, the Aguilar brothers do their part to help these young athletes become productive members of society by teaching life lessons on and off the field.
They are now in their 21st year coaching and have started a brand new program, the Pearland Vikings. The freshman team that they coach went 8-1 on the season scoring 248 points on the season while only allowing opposing teams to score 3 touchdowns all season. The Vikings play in Texas Intercity Football Inc(TIFI). With 4 of the 5 Viking teams making the playoffs in their first season in TIFI, it looks as if the dominance will continue. Their freshman squad won its first playoff game with a hard fought 6-0 win over the LaPorte Cowboys.