Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Coach's Career Nears Finish Line.(Journal North)

Byline: Will Webber Journal Staff Writer

* Leroy Chavez has inspired runners at northern New Mexico schools for 29 years

ALBUQUERQUE With the branches of his family coaching tree extending nearly three decades into the past, Leroy Chavez admits there's no way to tell how many athletes have been affected over the years by his family's love for running.

As the head cross-country coach and an assistant for the track and field program at Cimarron High School, Chavez has been in the coaching ranks for 29 years at a trio of northern New Mexico schools.

Prior to that, he was a member of the NAIA national championship cross-country team at Eastern New Mexico in 1973. …

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