Council Honors Los Alamos Coaches And Proclaims Dec. 17 ‘Rob & Kathy Hipwood Day’

Councilor David Izraelevitz, right, on behalf of the Los Alamos County Council this evening presented a proclamation to Los Alamos High School coaches Rob and Kathy Hipwood. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

It was standing room only in Council Chambers this evening as local athletes turned out in droves to see their coaches Rob and Kathy Hipwood of Los Alamos High School honored by the County Council for their many achievements. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos County Council recognized Los Alamos High School coaches Rob and Kathy Hipwood as Girls’ Cross Country National “Coaches of the Year” and declared Wednesday, Dec. 17 as “Rob & Kathy Hipwood Day”.


WHEREAS: Los Alamos High School’s Girls’ and Boys’ Cross Country teams, under the leadership of co-head coaches Rob and Kathy Hipwood, have received recognition from many state and national media outlets; and
WHEREAS: In the 20 years that the Hipwoods have been co-head coaches, the LAHS Varsity Cross County teams have achieved a 95 percent in-loss record, and have won 22 New Mexico state titles, including both boys’ and girls’ team championships this year; and
WHEREAS: Rob and Kathy have served on several committees of the New Mexico High School Coaches Association, and have demonstrated great passion for cross country running and for promoting their sport; and
WHEREAS: By their own personal example, both Hipwoods have lived their values of academic excellence, team-building and morale, and a thorough love of and dedication to cross country running, thereby earning genuine respect from their student athletes; and
WHEREAS: Los Alamos High School’s Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country co-head coaches Rob and Kathy Hipwood have been named by the National High School Athletic Coaches Association as the National Coach of the Year in the sport of Girls’ Cross Country, being honored at an awards banquet at the national convention on June 18, 2014;
NOW, THEREFORE, on behalf of the Council of the Incorporated County of Los Alamos, I do hereby proclaim Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 as  “ROB & KATHY HIPWOOD DAY” in Los Alamos County, and ask our community to join us in applauding their hard work and dedication to our schools’ cross country teams – we wish them many more successful years to come!