Six individuals, seven teams named to RMAC Hall
COLORADO SPRINGS Former Fort Hays State coaches Gary Garner and Jim Krob and Mesa State volleyball star Amy Miller Brammer will head this years Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Hall of Fame Class, set to be inducted in a ceremony June 24.
Garner took the Tigers to an unblemished 34-0 mark and their first Division II mens basketball national championship in the 1995-96 season, and Krob, who was named the top track and field coach in RMAC history in 2009, earned six RMAC Outdoor Track and Field Coach of the Year honors in his tenure from 1989-2005, which saw the Tigers claim six league titles on the mens side and one on the womens.
Brammer, known as Amy Miller during her playing days from 1991-94, is the only player to be named RMAC Player of the Year three times in volleyball, and she also earned three first-team All-Region honors.
Former Adams State cross country and track and field standout Sarah Parkey Meyer, known during her playing career as Sarah Parkey, won six national championships and earned 13 All-American nods from 1997-2000.
Al Rozman was the first Western State wrestler to claim two individual national titles and a runner-up finish in three years, winning titles in 1964 and 1965 and finishing second in 1963.
Former Chadron State football coach Brad Smith, named the RMACs All-Time Football Coach in 2009, had a career record of 133-56-1 with the Eagles from 1989-2005, tops in program history.
The 1983-89 Adams State mens cross country teams also will be inducted in June. The Grizzlies won seven consecutive NAIA national titles during that span.
Bains earns promotion, will coach Western football
GUNNISON Western State promoted defensive and special teams coordinator Jas Bains to head football coach earlier this month.
Before joining the Mountaineers staff, Bains coached at Chadron State for five seasons, the last three of which he spent as secondary coach and special teams coordinator.
Bains replaces former head coach Pat Stewart.
Young takes reigns of Cowboys football squad
LAS VEGAS, N.M. New Mexico Highlands named Eric Young the next head football coach after his six seasons as head coach at the College of the Siskiyous, a junior college in Weed, Calif.
Young coached 86 All-Mid Empire Conference selections and five All-Americans in his tenure, and the College of the Siskiyous won the league title in 2006, when Young was named the leagues top coach.
Young replaces former Fort Lewis College head coach and interim NMHU coach Ed Rifilato.