Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Rookie Coach Has Experience.(Sports)

Byline: Will Webber Journal Staff Writer

* Romolo Griego is a veteran of the youth basketball wars

LAS CRUCES He's a rookie coach with a rookie coach's problems, but nothing has happened thus far that the first-year head honcho of Espanola Valley's other basketball program hasn't managed to take in stride.

"I've been around so long that I've learned not to let things worry me too much," says Romolo Griego, the person calling the shots for the Espanola Valley girls. "Whatever problems come up, they seem to work themselves out eventually."

At 63, Griego is believed by many to be the oldest first-year head coach in the state. Having never coached at the varsity level until this season, he had made a career of teaching younger kids the game he has followed for a lifetime. …

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