The New Mexico High School Coaches Association Announces 2013 Hall of Honor inductees
Robert “Bobby” Rodriguez of Santa Fe, George Frederick of Carlsbad and Jack Cisco of Hatch will all be in inducted into the NMHSCA Hall of Honor at the Bobby Gibbs Awards Luncheon Wednesday, July 31 at the Crowne Plaza in Albuquerque.
The Coaches Hall of Honor is an award for outstanding service as a coach to the student-athletes of New Mexico and for outstanding service to the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. The NMHSCA Hall of Honor is housed at the NMAA Hall of Pride and Honor in Albuquerque.
Robert “Bobby” Rodriguez:
Robert “Bobby” Rodriguez started coaching in 1963 at Harrington Junior High School in Santa Fe. Prior to becoming a coach, he was also considered on the best basketball players in New Mexico. He was three year All-State athlete, a North All-star and graduated from College of Santa Fe as their mvp his last three years. In 1967, Coach Rodriguez became the head coach of the St. Michaels Horsemen and began his outstanding career as a head basketball coach in New Mexico. Coach Rodriguez was also the head coach at Pojoaque High School, Santa Fe High School and Espanola High School. He retired from coaching 1992 having served as a head coach for twenty-five years. Coach Rodriguez’s teams were a mainstay during his career at the state basketball championships. His teams always seem to adopt his intense no-nonsense personality and became over-achievers. One of Coach Rodriguez’s greatest wins was in 1984 at the state basketball tournament over a Hobbs Eagle team that was ranked #1 in the state and #10 in the nation. Through hard work, discipline and an insatiable thirst to excel, Robert Rodriguez’s were always competitive and entertaining.
Coach George Frederick is one of New Mexico’s most versatile and successful coaches in the history of the state. George Frederick has won a combined total of seven state championships (two in Wrestling, three in football and two in softball.) Coach Frederick has been a head coach of 13 state runner-up teams (five in wrestling, two in football and six in softball.) George Frederick has been a head coach of twenty-eight district championships (13 in wrestling, seven in football and eight softball.) Coach Frederick is currently the head softball coach at Carlsbad High School where he continues to have his teams at the top of their game. It is often said that a great coach will be a great coach in every sport. Coach George Frederick is proof of that. He is truly a brilliant coach regardless of the season: fall, winter or spring.
Jack Cisco is a native of Roswell and started coaching football in New Mexico in 1972 at Capitan High School where his teams were a part of two state playoffs. In 1980, he moved to Roswell to work with legendary coach, Jim Bradley. Coach Cisco, as an assistant and defensive coordinator, was a part of two State Championships and four State Runner ups at Roswell High School. As the head football coach in Roswell, Jack Cisco won a state championship in 2000. From 1980 through 1992, Coach Cisco was the head coach of the Roswell Baseball team where the Coyotes were extremely competitive year in and year out. Coach Cisco is currently the head football coach at Hatch High School and once again Coach Cisco is leading an extremely competitive perennial playoff contender.
Bios and photos will be posted at www.nmhsca.com July 1, 2013.