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davidNunezIt's often said that new coaches tend to coach the way that they were coached. An important thought for all of us to consider. That what we do has the opportunity to reverberate far into the future with either postitve "or" negative effects. However, in this case it is especially good to know that there may be future coaches that were part of this man's programs and influence.

In his 28th Season at Onate High School, Coach David Nunez has demonstrated excellence on and off the XC course and track. Just this past May, David Nunez was named "Las Cruces Public Schools's Teacher of the Year" in a rigorous process that took over five months of nominations. interviews and scrutiny by a committee of his peers in the profession. Honories were selected based on factors such as professional accomplishments and community service.

When you talk to David about his successes on the track or cross country course, he is quick to point the finger back at his coaches, Marilyn and Bob Sepulveda. The family atmosphere that they provided, still to this day, provide him with special moments and memories. Their effect still shapes his life today. Their effect still shapes other athletes lives as well, through Coach Nunez, still today.

In order to be a great coach, it takes great teaching. David is both. In his nomination essay for his teaching award, Nuñez said, “In order to get students to become capable learners, involving them in a more authentic learning experience where students have a voice in their own learning is essential. By emphasizing communication, creativity, collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving, I help to ensure my students obtain the skills, knowledge and expertise needed to succeed in work and life in the 21st Century.”  

If you have ever met Coach Nunez, or have been fortunate to have been part of his programs, you can bet that those same thoughts and philosophies go for his coaching as well!

 

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Begun in 1987 by a small group of visionaries with the goal of a NM Meet of Champions, as well as developing better communication and unification between all track and cross country coaches, the New Mexico Track and Cross Country Coaches Association was born and has grown to what you see today. Our association has and must continue to be the guiding force for positive change and the protection of all aspects of New Mexico Track and Cross Country that we believe important to our athletes and our coaches. Changes are a part of life. We are our best "Advocates" for helping to direct that change in a positive and constructive way. We must continue to "Educate" our membership and give them the best tools for success. And, as a professional organization, we must "Celebrate" those successes, those stories, those special moments and actions that make our sports such wonderful tools in helping to mold the youth of New Mexico. We ARE the NMTCCCA !!!

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