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Coach Profiles

CHARLIE WARD
Head Coach, 18th Season

Office Phone: (575) 624-8030

Email: cward@nmmi.edu

Charlie Ward has been coaching at NMMI since 1998.

The Alpine, Texas, native arrived at the school in 1998 as an assistant Colt football coach, a position he holds to the present day. In 2000, he took over as the head Colt baseball coach, where he’s amassed a career record of 249-224 for a .526 winning percentage.

With the Colt baseball team, he won back-to-back Class AAA New Mexico State Championships in 2000 & 2001; coached the South All Stars in the 2004 & 2010 New Mexico North/South AAA All Star game.

He took the team to the regional playoffs from 2000-2002; the first round of state playoffs in 2003, 2007-08, 2010, and 2014-16; the state quarterfinals in 2006, 2008, and 2011-2013; and the state semi-finals in 2014.

Before coming to NMMI, he was the football, basketball and track head coach at Mesa Middle School from 1990-98; the girls basketball head coach at Mesa from 1990-92; the head track coach at Hagerman High School from 1987-90: head Bobcat volleyball coach from 1986-87; assistant Hagerman football coach from 1985-90; and the football, basketball and track head coach at Hagerman Middle School from 1985-90.

Ward is a 1979 graduate of Alpine High School and a 1984 grad of Sul Ross State University in Alpine, where he earned his bachelor’s degree.

He has three sons, Robert, Raymond and Charlie III; a daughter, Misty; and five grandchildren,  Saray, Sanjoli, Josiah, Jeshua, and Roman

Prominent Pupils

Angel Reyes (2013) attending US Military Academy (West Point)

Scott Schwab (2012-2013) attending US Military Academy (West Point)

John Bohnhoff (2009-2011) attending US Military Academy (West Point)

J.J. Donovan (1998-01) attended US Naval Academy

Brock Yowell (2000-01) attended US Air Force Academy

Ben Post (2000-01) attended Lamar C.C. and Oklahoma City University

Charlie Ward, III (2001-02) attended Trinidad St. J.C. and Eastern New Mexico University


STEVE ROGERS

Assistant Coach, 18th Season

Office Phone: (575) 624-8030

Email: coach_rog@hotmail.com

While he was born in Oxford, England, Steve Rogers calls Roswell his home. He graduated from Goddard High School and then Eastern New Mexico University.

He is currently employed as a 911 Dispatch Supervisor (13 years) and is a 10-year veteran of the United State Marine Corps. But he’s also a long-time coach.

Rogers spent 15 years as a Little League coach, including three years in Europe. He and coach Charlie Ward have worked together for more than 20 years, including from 2000 to the present with the Colt baseball squad.

In 2012, he was the catcher’s coach for the NMMI Broncos.

With the Colt baseball team, he won back-to-back Class AAA New Mexico State Championships in 2000 & 2001 and, along with Ward, coached the South All Stars in the 2004 & 2010 New Mexico North/South AAA All Star game.

He took the team to the regional playoffs from 2000-2002; the first round of state playoffs in 2003, 2007-08, 2010, and 2014-16; the state quarterfinals in 2006, 2008, and 2011-2013; and the state semi-finals in 2014.


BEN CHAVEZ
Assistant Coach, 1st season

Office Phone: (575) 624-8030

Coach Ben Chavez is a recent NMMI junior college graduate who played baseball for the Broncos during the 2009 and 2010 seasons and continued his playing career at Southwest Assemblies of God University.

This is his first year as assistant coach for the Colt baseball team and he is the head coach for the JV sqaud.

 

Coach Chavez also works for Christ's Church, here in Roswell, serving as the Youth Pastor.