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NMHSCA Night with NM United vs. El Paso Locomotive

The NMHSCA in conjunction with the New Mexico's United Soccer team will be hosting NMHSCA night on Wednesday, July 31st. Tickets are $23.00 if you would like to participate in the Pre-Game Chalk Talk with NM United's staff. $13.00 for entry into the game.

75th NMHSCA Coaches Clinic:

Monday, July 29th - Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

Host Hotels:

  • Crowne Plaza Albuquerque
    • 1901 University Avenue, Albuquerque, NM 87109
    • $84.00 per night  (505 884-2500)
  • Ramada by Wyndham 
    • 2020 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107
    • $79.00 per night (505) 884-2511


  • $60.00 Prior to July 20th.  $80.00 after July 20th.
  • Free for School Based Members

*Every Coach Must Register online in order to receive entrance and a badge at the registration table.*

The NMHSCA is excited to partner with NM United for NMHSCA Night on Wednesday, July 31st, 2019,  NM United will play against El Paso Locomotive.  Coaches have two options of tickets.  The 23+ option allows coaches to meet with the NM United Staff for a pre-game coaches conference and entry to the game..  The $13+ ticket allows entry into the game.

Click here to purchase tickets to be a part of NM history.  Somos Unidos.

2019 Coaches Clinic Schedule

Sunday, July 28th, 2019

Monday, July 29th, 2019

  • 8:00 am - 12:30 pm:  2019 Vendor Setup
  • 8:00 am:  Breakfast meeting with Coaches & Coffee Directors
  • 9:00 am:  Clinic Registration Opens
  • 10:00: NMHSCA Board of Directors Meeting
  • 12:30 - 6:00 pm Vendor Area is Open
  • 12:30:  NM Ballroom Opens for Bobby Gibbs Awards Show

Athletic Director Training Schedule

9:00 - 1:00 NIAAA LTC 503 NMADA Ramada Inn: Embassy  I
9:00 - 1:00 NIAAA LTC 700 NMADA Ramada Inn: Crest 1 & 2
1:00 - 5:00 NIAAA LTC 790 NMADA Ramada Inn: Embassy  I
5:00 - 9:00 NIAAA LTC 510 NMADA Ramada Inn: Embassy 1

Spirit Sessions:

10:00 - 10:50 Cheer Mastering Stunt Inversions/Spinning/Releases From Basic to Elite Bill Ahern, USA Cheer Rio Grande Room
10:00 - 10:50 Dance  Effective Dance Technique Drills-Take Your Team to the Next Level Niki Cianciotta, University of Denver Arizona Room 
11:00 - 11:50 Cheer Creative Pyramids - Building at All Levels Bill Ahern, USA Cheer Rio Grande Room
11:00 - 11:50 Dance  Dance Team Time Management-From Practice to Competition Niki Cianciotta, University of Denver Arizona Room 


1:00 - 2:45: Bobby Gibbs Awards Show

Master of Ceremonies:  Mike Adams, Mike on the Mic
Guest Speaker:  Mark Koski, CEO NFHS Networks

  • The NMHSCA will recognize the 2019 Hall of Honor inductees along with the 2019 Ralph Bowyer Coaching for Character Award, the Distinguished Service Award winner.  In addition, the following individuals:  Coach of the Year, State Championship coaches, Milestone Awards winners and more.  This is an event all attendees should attend.

3:00 - 3:50:  Share Your Light, Ruqayya Gibson, 1 Inspired Coach. NM Ballroom

  • Every coach has the ability to ignite something special in each kid they encounter.  Our light led us to coaching and equips us to lead everyone around us to greatness.

4:00 - 4:50:  Sport  Specific Session #1

Baseball "Championship Practice Planning" Hart Hering, Brock HS, Parlor D
Basketball Winning Games within the Game:  Special Situations Mike Bradbury, UNM Lady Lobos New Mexico South
Spirit 2019 NFHS New Spirit Rule Changes Bill Ahern, USA Cheer Garden Room
Football Just Call Power  - Teach One Scheme - Multiple Plays Dwain Jenkins, Lutcher HS, (LA) New Mexico North
Golf Be an Impact Sierra Campbell, Dallas Baptist Parlor C
Soccer Difficulty Bouncing Back from Mistakes  Paul Swanson, Winning Mindset Parlor  B
Softball Offensive Philosophy, Breakdown Drills For Good Mechanics Lee Dobbins, USW Executive Viewing 
Tennis How the USTA can help High School Tennis Coaches Colleen Ramnath, NNMTA Program Director Parlor A 
Cross Country Putting Speed Into Cross Country Training Scott Christianson, Stillwater HS, (MN) Rio Grande
Volleyball Low-budget team/player statistic analysis  Tom Pingel, High Performance Director, AVCA Arizona


5:00 - 5:50:  Sport Specific Session #2: 

Baseball Hot Stove Pitching Discussion Hart Hering, Brock HS, Parlor D
Basketball Bryce Alford, Shooting Fundamentals Bryce Alford New Mexico South
Spirit Overcoming Fear of Failure or Making Mistakes  Paul Swanson, Winning Mindset Garden Room
Football Fire zone pressures and coverages from even and odd front.  Wayne Stein, St. Charles Catholic HS (LA) New Mexico North
Golf State Championship Golf  Tom Yost, Piedra Vista HS Parlor C
Soccer NMAA Soccer Rules Clinic Chris Kedge, NMAA  Parlor  B
Softball Practice Organization and Preparing your Athlete for the Next Level  Lee Dobbins, USW Executive Viewing 
Tennis Lessons Learned from a Lifetime of Tennis Dr. John Kennedy Parlor A 
T & F Speed Revisited Ruqayya Gibson, 1 Inspired Coach Rio Grande
Volleyball Blocking - the 1st line of defense  Tom Pingel, High Performance  AVCA Arizona

6:00 - 6:50:  NMHSCA Regional Meetings

Southeast Gary Bradley & Jeff Lynn Rio Grande
Southwest Brian Shock & Kief Johnson New Mexico South 
Northeast Allan Lockridge & Benny Mitchell Garden Room
Northwest Kevin Werth & Fern Spencer Arizona
Central  Roy Sanchez & Judge Chavez New Mexico North 


7:00:  Proview Networks Kickoff Coaches' Social

7:15 Basketball Be a Better Shooter Q& A with Bryce Alford Patio Area West
7:15 Football  Development of the Spread QB Dwain Jenkins, Lutcher HS, (LA) New Mexico South 
7:15 General Q&A with One Inspired Coach Ruqayya Gibson, 1 Inspired Coach Outdoor Patio Area
8:00  Football 3-4 Dime Packages & Pressures Wayne Stein, St. Charles Catholic (LA) New Mexico South 
8:00 Volleyball Fellowship of Volleyball Coaches Toby Manzanares, Rio Rancho Outdoor Patio
8:00 Basketball Fellowship of Basketball Coaches Lori Mabrey & Gary Boatman Executive Viewing Lounge
8:00 Soccer  Fellowship of Soccer Members Shawn Gill, Cleveland Outdoor Patio Area
8:00 NMTCCCA Fellowship of NMTCCCA Coaches Spencer Sielschott, NMTCCCA Outdoor Patio Area
8:00 Golf Fellowship of Golf Coaches Dus Outdoor Patio Area
8:00 Spirit Fellowship of Spirit Coaches Krystie Arreola, Lovington  Outdoor Patio Area
8:00 Tennis Fellowship of Tennis Coaches TBA Outdoor Patio Area
8:00 Softball Fellowship of Softball Coaches Kevin Werth, Piedra Vista Outdoor Patio Area
8:00 Baseball Fellowship of Baseball Coaches Mike McGaha Outdoor Patio Area

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

8:30 am - 5:00 pm:  Clinic Registration & Vendor Opens

8:00 - 8:50:  Coaches & Coffee

Baseball Mike McGaha Parlor D
Basketball Lori Mabrey & Gary Boatman New Mexico South 
Spirit Krystie Arreola Garden Room
Football Jared Howell New Mexico North
Golf Dusty Bean Parlor C
Soccer Brian Weems Parlor  B
Softball Kevin Werth Parlor A 
Tennis Bruce Cottrell Executive Viewing 
Track & Field Spencer Sielschott Rio Grande
Volleyball Toby Manzanares Arizona


9:15 - 10:50: NMAA Bylaws & NMPED Message

Lt. Governor Howie Morales, a former State Championship coach, will address attendees via video and will be followed up by Sally Marquez discussing NMAA Bylaws.  

11:00 - 11:50: Coaching at Its Core

DW Rutledge, NFHS Hall of Fame Inductee

  • DW Rutledge, a state championship coach and a long time director of the THSCA will speak about the power of a coach to teach beyond the game.  Coach Rutledge has been a leader in the state of Texas in preparing coaches of all sports to be better leaders both on and off the playing surface.  “I think love is the most powerful thing on earth, and I want coaches to remember that,”. Our mission statement is to help coaches help kids.”

12:00- 12:50:  Taking the Believe In You Challenge

Kevin Atlas, BSN Sports

  • Students reach remarkable heights often because someone outside the home believed in them – a coach, a teacher, or a mentor. In partnership with Kevin Atlas, the first one-armed Division 1 basketball player, we at Varsity Brands are sharing Kevin’s story nationwide to create a movement of positivity, leadership, and confidence among America’s students through each and every stop on the Believe In You Tour.

1:00 - 2:45: Lunch on your own

3:00 - 3:50: Sport Specific Session #3

Athletic Director NMAA Athletic Meeting NMAA Staff Rio Grande
Baseball Offensive Batting Practice Jimmy Durham, NMJC Parlor D 
Basketball 2-2-1 Press John Miller, Nebraska Hall of Fame New Mexico South 
Cheer Game Day Score Sheet.  What the Judges Want to See Kim Buie, Varsity Spirit Garden Room
Dance TBA TBA Fairfield Bkfst Room
Football Transition Defense - Defending the Up-Tempo Offenses Joe Forchtner, NMMI New Mexico North
Golf What you should Actually Know about Recruiting College Golfers.  Sierra Campbell, Northern Georgia  Parlor C
Soccer Building a Championship Culture Laney Kolek, Albuquerque Academy Parlor  B
Softball Developing a Predator Mindset on the Field Paul Swanson, Winning Mindset Parlor A 
Tennis 2018 National Tennis Coach of the Year: Coaching Philosophy Janet Glaser, Andover Central HS (KS) Executive Viewing Lounge
Cross Country Checking the Gauges of Team Culture Scott Christianson, Stillwater HS, (MN) Ramada: Embassy Rooms
Volleyball The Core Four Juliann Johnson, BSN Sports Arizona

4:00 - 4:50: Sport Specific Session #4

Athletic Director NMADA General Meeting NMADA Board of Directors Rio Grande
Baseball Outfield Defense Jimmy Durham, NMJC Parlor D
Basketball Shooters vs Makers--Improving in season and offseason Chief Bridgforth, Denver City, TX New Mexico South 
Spirit Developing Strength, Power and Injury Resilience  Estevan Lucero, The Performance Ranch Garden Room
Football LB Play In and Out of Odd and 4 man fronts  Oliver Soukup, NMSU New Mexico North 
Golf Western New Mexico Head Golf Coach Kent Beatty, WNMU Parlor C
Soccer Establishing Your Soccer Coaching Philosopy Troy Lesene, NM United Head Coach Parlor  B
Softball Building Program Structure Sandra Pulido, Artesia HS Parlor  A
Tennis TBA   Executive Viewing Lounge
Track & Field Overcoming Nerves Before Competition Paul Swanson, Winning Mindset Ramada Inn: Embassy
Volleyball How do our Systems of Play influence our play and how does our play influence our performance? Jon Newman-Gonchar, UNM Volleyball Arizona

5:00 - 6:00:  NMHSCA General Meeting

6:30 - 9:00:  Joe Zeni Coaches Social

7:30: NM Coaches Baggo State Championship

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

NMADA Board of Director Working Meeting will start at 8:00 am and will be in the Rio Grande Room.  Contact Tammy Richards with questions.

Volleyball is at Albuquerque High School    
8:30 - 9:20 " On Court" The Core Four  Juliann Johnson, BSN
9:30 - 10:20 "On Court" Creating Stronger, Quicker, More Explosive VB Athletes Estevan Lucero, The Performance Ranch
11:00 - 12:30 NMAA Volleyball Rules Clinic Tammy Richards, NMAA
Basketball is at Sandia Prep    
8:30 - 9:20 "On Court" Shooting vs. Making Shots Chief Bridgeforth, Denver City, TX
9:30 - 9:50 "On Court" Dr. Dish Presentation  
10:00 - 10:50 "On Court" Favorite Drills for Player and Team Development  John Miller, Nebraska Hall of Fame
Golf is at Paradise Hills Country Club    
8:30 - 10:30 "On the Range" with Gerome Espinosa Gerome Espinosa, Paradise Hills Pro
Tennis is at West Mesa High School    
8:30 - 10:30 "On the Court" Fundamental Drills Raising the Team's Abilities Janet Glaser, Andover Central HS (KS)
Cross Country is at Crowne Plaza, New Mexico North    
9:00 - 9:50  Using Social Media to Promote Cross Country & T&F Athletes & Coaches Sal Gonzales, Rio Rancho
10:00 - 11:30 NMAA Cross Country  Rules Clinic Jackie Martinez, NMAA
Football  is at Crowne Plaza, New Mexico South    
9:00 - 9:50  Lessons Learned in 20+ Years of Coaching Ken Stevens, Hobbs HS
10:00 - 11:30 NMAA Football Rules Clinic Dusty Young, NMAA

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75th Annual Coaches Clinic Special Events

2019 Annual Coaches Golf Tournament
Sunday, July 28th, 2019
12:00 pm Registration
1:00 pm Shotgun Start
7:00 pm Golf Social & Prizes @ the Crowne Plaza

32nd Annual Bobby Gibbs Awards Show 
Monday, July 29th, 2019
1:00 pm
*This event recognizes the 2019 Hall of Honor inductees, Ralph Bowyer Coach of the Year, Distinguished Service Award Winner, NMHSCA Coaches of the Year, 2018/2019 State Championship coaches, Milestone Award Winners, & More.  Guest Speaker:  Mark Koski, CEO, NFHS Networks

NMHSCA Regional Meetings
Monday, July 29th from 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm

Proview Coaches Appreciation Social
Monday, July 29th from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Coaches & Coffee Meetings by Sport
Tuesday, July 30th, from 8:00 am - 8:50 am

NMHSCA General Meeting & Door Prize Give Away
Tuesday, July 30th, from 5:15 to 6:15 pm

Joe Zeni Coaches Social
Tuesday, July 30th, from 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

3rd Annual NM Baggo State Championship
Tuesday, July 30th, 7:30 pm


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Coaching New Mexico

NMHSCA Releases the 2019 All-Star Basketball Teams

By Buster Mabrey 03/29/2019, 12:30pm MDT

North vs. South All-Star Teams have been determined.

The 2019 NMHSCA North vs. South All-Star teams have been selected by the NMHSCA. 2019 is an exciting year for all-star basketball in New Mexico.  The NMHSCA Board of Directors voted to implement a new format for this upcoming summer.  Regional All-Star teams have been selected in both Large School and Small School for each gender.  All-Star basketball players will now get to play in two basketball games.  The first games will be traditional North vs. South with the Northeast regional teams playing the Southeast regional teams.  The Northwest teams will compete against the Southwest.  The second night the winners will play as well as the losing teams.  Athletes will report on Thursday, May 30th.  Athlete registration will open on April 3rd and close on April 19th, 2019.

All-Star Girls Basketball Teams

All-Star Boys Basketball Teams

Learn from one of NM's Best All-Time Shooters

Bryce Alford will be teaching NM Coaches the keys to being a great shooter.  Bryce will be in Albuquerque to host his first annual Bryce Alford Shooting Camp.  Click here to learn how Bryce Alford can help your athlete be a better shooter.

Mr. Alford will speak at the 75th Annual NMHSCA Coaches Clinic on Monday, July 29th, 2019, Bryce will present two sessions. One will be at 5:00 pm. and the second one at 7:00 pm.  Learn from the best by attending the NMHSCA Coaches Clinic. NM's Best Coaches will be there.

Bryce Michael Alford[1] (born January 18, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Blue of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for the UCLA Bruins. He set school records for the most three-point field goals made in a game, season, and career. He earned first-team all-conference honors in the Pac-12 as a senior in 2016–17.

As a senior in high school in New Mexico, Alford set a state single-season scoring record, and was named the state's top high school player. He was named one of the top freshmen in the Pac-12 in his first season with UCLA. As a sophomore in 2014–15, he became the team's starting point guard and set the Bruins' record for most three-pointers made in a season. Alford moved to shooting guard as a senior, when he surpassed his own single-season record and became the Bruins' career leader in three-pointers made. After going undrafted in the 2017 NBA draft, he played for the Oklahoma City Blue in the NBA G League in 2017–18. He is the son of former basketball player Steve Alford, who was also his head coach at UCLA.