New Mexico prep football coach resigns

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CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) – The head coach of Clovis High School’s football team has decided to resign after nearly four decades at the helm.

Eric Roanhaus led the Wildcats to 343 wins and 10 state championships, making him the winningest prep football coach in New Mexico history. His record includes a streak of five state titles that started in 1981.

The 69-year-old Roanhaus submitted his resignation Wednesday, saying he didn’t consider it a retirement letter because retirement is for old people. He plans to weigh his options over the next year.

Roanhaus had walked the sidelines as the Wildcats’ head coach for 39 years. He also taught for several decades at Clovis but retired from the classroom a few years ago.

Roanhaus was inducted into the New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame in 2015.

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