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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 the Coaches Clinic this summer.

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

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

Event Hotels: Doubletree, & The Clyde.  Click here for more information.

New Mexico High School Awards Recognition Night

Date: Thursday, July 25th, 2024
Date: 5:30 pm
Location: Albuquerque Convention Center.

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

2024 Hall of Honor Inductees:
Ralph Bowyer Coaching for Character Awardee
Distinguished Service Awardee
2024 Coaches of the Year

35th Annual Coaches Golf Tournament: Two Coach Scramble

Date: Wednesday, July 24th, 2024

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.

2024 Board of Directors "Kickoff" Luncheon

Date: July 25th @ 11:00 am (Invite only)
Location: Albuquerque Convention Center

Guest Speaker: TBA

The annual Board of Directors Kickoff Luncheon is a yearly meeting of past presidents, awardees, and longtime friends of the NMHSCA.  Each board of directors invites 9 individuals to sit 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 event invitees. One hundred sixty individuals will be asked.

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.