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NMHSCA Annual Summer Clinic

80th NMHSCA Coaches Clinic:

The New Mexico High School Coaches Association (NMHSCA) is excited to host its 80th Annual Coaches Clinic.  Since 1941, New Mexico's best coaches have gathered to promote each other's successes while preparing to be better coaches for the upcoming year. Check out the outstanding events and opportunities to be better coaches.  We will see you at Coaches Clinic this summer.

Dates: Thursday, July 25th - Saturday, July 27th, 2024

Location: Albuquerque Convention Center
Cost: $65.00 (Membership) & $100 for Clinic Registration

New Mexico High School Awards Recognition Night

Date: Saturday, July 22nd, 2023 at 5:30 pm at the Embassy Suites in Albuquerque

  • In conjunction with the NMAA, the NMADA, and the NMOA.

2023 Hall of Honor Inductees:

  • Jerry Villareal
  • Roy Johnson
  • Dickie Roybal

Ralph Bowyer Coaching for Character Awardee

  • Steve Castille

Distinguished Service Awardee

  • Fern Spencer

2023 NMHSCA Coaches of the Year. 

34th Annual Coaches Golf Tournament: Two Coach Scramble

Date: Sunday, July 23rd. 

  • Event Check-In opens at 12:30 pm. (Coaches can check into the clinic at this time also.)  
  • There will be a shotgun start at 2:00 pm.

Cost: $70.00 per person

  • Range Balls, Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin, & White Tees
  • No Mulligans & No Cheating
  • The annual coaches' golf tournament is Coaches, Golf, & a Good Time. The Championship Golf Course has been one of the finest facilities of its kind nationwide. It’s a golfing oasis designed in a desert-like setting that’s easily recognizable by its lush fairways, brilliant greens and pristine backdrops that line the course in every direction.

To Register & Pay: Contact Buster Mabrey at You will be sent an invoice in which you can pay in advance to the event.  You can also use the invoice to pre-register and pay on site.

2023 Board of Directors "Kickoff" Luncheon

Date: July 24th @ 11:00 am (Invite only)

Guest Speaker: Robert Portnoy, Voice of the Lobos

The annual Board of Directors Kickoff Luncheon is a yearly meeting of past presidents, awardees, and longtime friends of the NMHSCA.  Each board of director invites 9 individuals to set at his or her table representing the respective region of the board member. The President each year invites a special guest speaker to address the invitees of the event. One hundred eighty individuals will be invited.

2023 Opening Keynote Session

Date: Monday, July 24th @ 2:00 - 2:50 pm

Being a Better Coach in New Mexico by Dr. Romero (Secondary of Education)

Dr. Arsenio Romero, a native New Mexican and son of an educator, has spent the last quarter-century serving New Mexico communities as a school and district leader. Before his appointment as Public Education Department Secretary-designate, Dr. Romero served as superintendent of Los Lunas Schools and superintendent and CEO of Deming Public Schools. Dr. Romero also oversaw district curriculum as assistant superintendent for instruction and transformation for the Roswell Independent School District. Since 2013, he has been PED's lead performance coach/executive coach. He started his career in education as an elementary school teacher and principal for Las Cruces Public Schools. In addition, the secretary-designate has taught at New Mexico State University since 2014 and joined the NMSU Board of Regents in 2020. Dr. Romero’s greatest source of pride is his family. He and his wife Amber, an educator, are the proud parents of four children.

Youth Suicide in New Mexico by Clifton Davidson & Kate Hudson of the Jason Foundation

Date: Monday, July 24th @ 3:00 pm

"Jason was my youngest son. He was an average 16-year-old. He got mostly B’s on his report card, and he loved sports. Especially football. He was active in his youth group and he had a lot of friends. Jason was the one who was always up for going places and trying new things. From all appearances…my son loved life.

But on July 16th in 1997, everything changed. My son, Jason became a statistic of the “Silent Epidemic” of youth suicide. In trying to come to terms with what happened, I began researching youth suicide. The statistics are very alarming. Did you know that on average, over 100 young people this week will become victims of youth suicide?

Youth suicide can be prevented, and that is what The Jason Foundation is all about.

I will never hug my son again. But I can and will work alongside you…perhaps to save your friend, your neighbor’s child, a relative or even your own son or daughter."

Clark Flatt

NMAA Rules Clinic by Sally Marquez

Date: July 24th @ 4:00 pm

Sally Marquez is the executive director of the New Mexico Activities Association and the current president of the National Federation of High Schools.  Ms. Marquez will go through the last year's evolution of bylaws, alignment and classification, eligibility rules, and sports regulations associated with seeding/selection, alignment/type, sportsmanship, coaching requirements, and transfers. Ms. Marquez, a New Mexico Hall of Fame inductee, will also discuss Competing with Class. Every coach should attend this session.

Being a Better Coach by Cooper Henderson

Date: Monday July 24th @ 5:00 pm

The Presentation is Being Built: TBA

Coach Cooper Henderson is one of New Mexico's most outstanding and successful individuals.  Beyond the fact that he has won more football state championships in New Mexico than any other coach, Coach Henderson has been a leader of high school athletic directors, administrators, superintendents, and the community of Artesia, New Mexico for decades. Coach Henderson has retired as a full-time New Mexico leader, but the odds are you will find him coaching kids as we move forward this upcoming school year. 

Coach Henderson is and will always be considered one of New Mexico's greatest high school sport leaders.  His presentation is an opportunity for you to be a better coach.