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Coach Profiles

Head Coach, 11th Seaso
Office phone: 575-624-8270

Shelby Forchtner has been with NMMI her entire coaching career.

A Roswell native, she graduated from Goddard High School in 1996, where she played for the Rocket volleyball team. She then attended Seward County Community College, where she played for the Jayhawk Conference championship team in 1999-2000, earning All-Region performer honors.

The Saints won the NJCAA Regional tournament both years, and finished fifth-ranked nationally in 2000 with a 48-6 record.

Forchtner then went on to play for Lubbock Christian University, earning NAIA National Setter of the Week and NAIA Honorable Mention All-American awards in 2000, and in 2001, helped the  Chaparrals make the NAIA National Tournament.

She graduated from LCU in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree, and, in 2003, came to NMMI as an assistant coach of the Bronco volleyball team. In 2006, she became the Bronco head coach, where, during her 13-year term at NMMI, she has coached three NJCAA All-Americans; 37 All-Region V selections; 58 WJCAC All-Conference selections; seven WJCAC All-Conference Honorable Mention selections; and two All Conference MVPs.      

The Lady Broncos have been to the Region V tournament 13 times in the program’s 15 year history, winning it twice in 2013 and 2014 to make the NJCAA National Championship Tournament.

She is married to Bronco head football coach Joe Forchtner, and has two daughters, Macy and Bentley, and a son, Jay.

Alonso Ibarra
Assistant Coach, 1st Season

Phone: 575-624-8643


Alonso Ibarra is in his first year as assistant to Bronco volleyball coach Shelby Forchtner.

The El Paso native graduated from Ysleta High School in 2006 and from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) with a bachelor’s degree in Multidisciplinary Studies in 2015.

Ibarra was an undergrad assistant for the Miner women's volleyball team from 2013-2015, and a volunteer assistant in 2015-2016. The Lady Miners qualified for the Conference USA volleyball tournament in 2013.

He coached club volleyball for the El Paso Wildfire from 2012-2016, taking them to the national tournament in 2013 and 2015. He was named the Sun Country Region High Performance National Championships Assistant Coach in 2015.

Ibarra was also a member of the UTEP cheerleading team from 2012-2015, serving as team captain in 2014 and ’15.

His family includes his mother, Olivia Ibarra; father, Rosalio Ibarra; and two brothers, Oscar and Rosalio Jr.