Eduardo “Ed” Nuñez graduated from Pueblo High School in 1960. He earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in both French and Spanish in 1964 and a Master of Education degree in Secondary Education in 1971 from the University of Arizona. He became the Spanish teacher and tennis coach at Pueblo High School in 1965.
In 1966, Ed was selected by the Southern Arizona Tennis Association (SATA) to coach the Junior Davis Cup team for Southern Arizona. From 1966 to 1977, Ed coordinated SATA sponsored tournaments such as the Arizona Open throughout Southern Arizona. In 1974, Ed was elected its President. That same year, he became Director of the Summer Youth Employment Program. Managing a budget of over $1,000,000, Ed spent seven years providing summer jobs to disadvantaged youth between 14 to 21 years of age along with providing career counseling and academic classes to over 1000 participating youth each summer. In 1967, Ed developed a relationship with the Mulcahy Foundation.
For 38 years, the Foundation has granted scholarship aid to three or four Pueblo graduates yearly who demonstrate university or college potential. In 1994, with the TUSD board’s approval the Pueblo High School tennis courts were named in his honor. In 2006, after 42 years of service to TUSD as teacher, advisor, coach, Dean, and Assistant Principal for three different high schools, Ed retired. Pueblo now has a scholarship in his honor called the Ed Nuñez Scholarship. Ed Nuñez was inducted into the Pima County Sports Hall of Fame in 2008.