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Award Winning Recognition Nights

The NMHSCA has made changes for the distribution of NMHSCA awards program starting in 2023.  Awards will be given in two separate times and venues:  1. Saturday, July 22nd, 2023 at 5:30 pm at the Embassy Suites in Albuquerque & 2.Tuesday, July 25th at 4:15 during the NMHSCA General Meeting. 

The New Mexico High School Awards Show will be on Saturday, July 22nd is conjunction with the with the NMAA, the NMADA, & the NMOA will recognize the Hall of Honor Inductees, Ralph Bowyer Coaching for Character Awardee, Distinguished Service Awardee, and the 2023 NMHSCA Coaches & Assistant Coaches of the Year.  If you would like to attend the event and not been invited, reach out to Buster Mabrey at 

On Tuesday, July 25th, 2023 at the Crowne Plaza, Albuquerque at 4:15 pm during the NMHSCA General Meeting, the NMHSCA will recognize the 2022/2023 State Champions & 2023 Milestone Recognition coaches.

2023 Award Winning Coaches

The NMHSCA is excited to announce its 2023 Award-Winning Coaches.

2023 Hall of Honor Inductees: 
(Recognized on July 22nd at Embassy Suites)
Roy Johnson, Farmington & Piedra Vista
Dickie Roybal, Melrose
Jerry Villareal, Mesa Vista

2023 Ralph Bowyer Coaching with Character Award
(Recognized on July 22nd at Embassy Suites)
Steve Castille, Organ Mountain High School

2023 Distinguished Service Award
(Recognized on July 22nd at Embassy Suites)
Fern Spencer, Tohatchi

2023 Coaches of the Year
(Recognized on July 22nd at Embassy Suites)
Baseball: Jeff Kiraly, Piedra Vista
Boys Basketball: Brad Holland, Ft. Sumner/House
Boys Cross Country: Philip Keller, Rio Rancho
Boys Soccer: Shaun Gill, Cleveland
Boys Wrestling: Joel Partridge, Socorro
Boys T&F: Kenny Henry, Cleveland
Football: Jeremy Maupin, Artesia
Girls Basketball: Jaylyn Cook, Texico
Girls Cross Country: David Nunez, Organ Mountain
Girls Wrestling: Ahren Griego, Volcano Vista
Girls Soccer: Amy Fankam, Hope Christian
Girls T&F: David Chavez & Mario Trujillo, Santa Rosa
Volleyball: Esther Lorenzo, Laguna Acoma
Golf: Jason Black, Rio Rancho
Softball: Kevin Werth, Piedra Vista
Swimming & Diving: Colleen Gibson, Cottonwood Classical
Spirt: Maria Medina, Questa
Tennis: Juan Carlos Fulgenzi, Robertson

2023 Athletic Director of the Year
(Recognized on July 22nd at Embassy Suites)
Cooper Henderson, Artesia

2023 Assistant Coaches of the Year
(Recognized on July 22nd at Embassy Suites)
Chris Salas, Silver
Matt George, Cleveland
Paul Kirkwood, Artesia
Mike Butkovich, Gallup
Isaac Massie, Eldorado

2023 Milestone Recognitions
(Recognized on July 25th at Crowne Plaza at 4:15)

Level Name (First) Name (Last) Sport School
Level I Marcos Rivera Basketball Sandia Prep
Level I Hernando Chavez Boys Basketball Taos High School
Level I Omar Hernandez Boys Soccer Hatch Valley High School
Level I Joe Calabaza Cross Country Santa Fe Indian School
Level I Reyes Marquez Soccer Lovington High School
Level I Jeremy Maupin Football Artesia
Level II Adrian Ortega Basketball Atrisco Heritage Academy
Level II Ken Stevens Football Hobbs
Level II Stewart Burnett Football Estancia
Level II Desi Garcia Softball Volcano Vista
Level III Travis Julian Boys Basetball Los Lunas High
Level III Kief Johnson Football Ruidoso
Level III Bill Moon Football Santa Fe Indian School
Levell II Harvey Carreathers Track and Field Rio Rancho
Level IV Darrell Chenault Volleyball Elida
Level II Steven  Archibeque Volleyball 

La Cueva

Level IV Amy Badger Tennis Albuquerque Academy

2022_2023 State Champions
(Recognized on July 25th at Crowne Plaza at 4:15)

1A Volleyball 2022 Kerri Pirtle Gateway Christian
1A/2A Boys Cross Country 2022 Patrick  Ortiz Pecos
1A/2A Girls Cross Country 2022 Ben Sanchez Penasco
1A-3A Boys Soccer 2022 Tommy Smith Sandia Prep
1A-3A Girls Soccer 2022 Matt Westerlund Sandia Prep
2A Football 2022 Dusty Giles Jal
2A Volleyball 2022 Esther Lorenzo Laguna Acoma
3A Boys Cross Country 2022 Chris Carroll Zuni
3A Football 2022 Kief Johnson Ruidoso
3A Girls Cross Country 2022 Lloyd Padilla Santa Fe Indian School
3A Volleyball 2022 Valerie Sandoval St. Michaels
4A Boys Cross Country 2022 Steven Montoya Los Alamos
4A Boys Soccer 2022 Reyes Marquez Lovington
4A Football 2022 Mike Kovacs Bloomfield
4A Girls Cross Country 2022 Kathy  Hipwood Los Alamos
4A Girls Soccer 2022 Amy  Fankam Hope Christian
4A Volleyball 2022 Dewayne Roberts Goddard
5A Boys Cross Country 2022 Philip Keller Rio Rancho
5A Boys Soccer 2022 Shaun Gill Cleveland
5A Football 2022 Jeremy Maupin Artesia
5A Girls Cross Country 2022 Kenny Henry Cleveland
5A Girls Soccer 2022 Aaron Forrester Eldorado
5A Volleyball 2022 Steven Archibeque La Cueva
6A Football 2022 Robert Garza Cleveland
6-Man Football 2022 Shaun Wigley Gateway Christian
8- Man Football 2022 Brad Holland Ft. Sumner
1 - 3A Boys Golf 2023     Mesilla Valley
1 - 3A Girls Golf 2023 Kristen Griego Socorro
1-2A Cheer 2023 Maria Medina Questa
1A Baseball 2023 Jared Wilhoit Melrose
1A Boys Basketball 2023 Brad Holland Ft. Sumner/House
1A Boys Track & Field 2023      
1A Girls Basketball 2023 Blair Cavel Roy/Mosquero
1A Girls Track & Field 2023 Casey Jackson Melrose
1A - 4A Boys Tennis 2023 Michael Cheves Albuquerque Academy
1A - 4A Girls Tennis 2023 Amy Badger Albuquerque Academy
1A-2A Softball 2023 Apolonio Cordova Loving
2A Baseball 2023 Patrick  Garcia Tularosa
2A Boys Basketball 2023 Arthur Gonzales Pecos
2A Boys Track & Field 2023 David Chavez Santa Rosa
2A Boys Track & Field 2023 Mario  Trujillo Santa Rosa
2A Girls Basketball 2023 Jaylyn Cook Texico
2A Girls Track & Field 2023 Mario Trujillo Santa Rosa
2A Girls Track & Field 2023 David  Chavez Santa Rosa
3A Baseball 2023 Scott Brandt Sandia Prep
3A Boys Basketball 2023 Gerard Garcia St. Michaels
3A Boys Track & Field 2023 Joey Fernandez St. Michaels
3A Cheer 2023 Donovan Hernandez Raton
3A Girls Basketball 2023 Tanisha Bitsoi Tohatchi
3A Girls Track & Field 2023 Joey Fernandez St. Michaels
3A Softball 2023 David Ulibarri Robertson High School
4A Baseball 2023 Matt McCoy St. Pius
4A Boys Basketball 2023 Marcos C'de Baca Albuquerque Academy
4A Boys Golf 2023 James Williams Deming
4A Boys Powerlifting 2023 Anthony Gonzales Lovington
4A Boys Track & Field 2023 Steven Montoya Los Alamos
4A Boys Wrestling 2023 Nicholas Sanchez Belen
4A Cheer 2023 Lisa Abeyta-Valerio Taos
4A Dance 2023 Taylor Dye Hope Christian
4A Girls Basketball 2023 Todd McBroom Gallup
4A Girls Golf 2023 Max Ann Schartz Albuquerque Academy
4A Girls Track & Field 2023 Ernest Martinez Los Alamos
4A Softball 2023 Michael Lopez Silver High School
5A Baseball 2023 Ron  Murphy Rio Rancho 
5A Boys Basketball 2023 Greg Brown Volcano Vista
5A Boys Golf 2023 Eric Orell La Cueva
5A Boys Tennis 2023 Richard  Johnson La Cueva
5A Boys Track & Field 2023 Kenny Henry Cleveland
5A Boys Wrestling 2023 Ahren Griego Volcano Vista
5A Cheer 2023 Connor Hurley Eldorado
5A Girls Basketball 2023 Joe Carpenter Hobbs
5A Girls Golf 2023 Eric Orell La Cueva
5A Girls Tennis 2023 Amy Heimer La Cueva
5A Girls Track & Field 2023 Jim Ciccarello La Cueva
5A Softball 2023 Brian  Santo Carlsbad High School
5A  Boys Powerlifting 2023 Rocky Ramirez Rio Rancho 
5A  Co-Ed Cheer 2023 Brittanee McCleery Hobbs
5A  Dance 2023 Kim Castro Roswell
A-3A Boys Wrestling 2023 Joel Partridge Socorro
A-3A Dance 2023 Micaela Apodaca St. Michaels
A-4A Co-Ed Cheer 2023 Olivia Amundsen-De la Cruz Lovington
A-5A Girls Powerlifting 2023 Marisa Ochoa Lovington
A-5A Girls Wrestling 2023 Ahren Griego Volcano Vista
Large Boys Swimming 2023 Quint Seckler Eldorado
Large Girls Swimming 2023 John Butcher Albuquerque Academy
Small Boys Swimming 2023 Colleen Gibson Cottonwood Classical
Small Girls Swimming 2023 Colleen Gibson Cottonwood Classical