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Coach Profiles


Head Football Coach, 5th Season

Office Phone: (575) 624-8275
Head Coach Randy Montoya

Randy Montoya was already a well-known, successful coach in the Pecos Valley when he came from Hagerman to take over the helm of the Colt football team in 2011.

As head coach of the Bobcats from 2007-2011, he took Hagerman to the Class A state championship in 2009; finished as state runners-up in 2010; and to the state semi-finals in 2007 and 2008.

He was named Coach of the Year for District 2A football in 2009 and ’10, and was the recipient of the 2010 Chaves County Character Counts Coach of the Year award for football.

With NMMI, Montoya took his team to the state playoffs in 2011 and 2013-2015. Playing in AAAA, the Colts finished in the top 10 in the big-school division in 2014-15.

Montoya also coached track at both NMMI (2011-2015) and Hagerman (2007-2011.) The Colt track team won back-to-back District 7AA championships in 2013 and ’14, taking third at state in 2013 and fifth in 2014. In 2012, he coached Colt Chris Otero to a AA state title in discus.

He was named NMMI Associate Athletic Director in the 2014-2015 school year.

Prior to coaching at Hagerman, he was the freshman football coach at Goddard High School from 2006-07 and assistant football coach, along with his father, Joe Montoya, at Mesa Middle School from 2005-06.

He also coached boys and girls basketball and boys and girls track at Mesa.

As a player, Montoya played football for Goddard High School, helping his team to the 1997 AAAA state championship. He played in the 1999 AAAA North/South All-Star football game. He then went on to play football for four years at Eastern New Mexico University while earning both a bachelor’s and master’s degree.

He was a part of the 1999 and 2000 teams that were co-champions of the Lone Star Conference South, and earned second-team All-LSC at fullback and first-team All-Academic honors.

Montoya is married to Sonya and has a son, Isaiah, and daughter, Aniston.

Assistant Coach Charlie Ward




Assistant Coach

Office Phone: (575) 624-8275

Birthdate: October 20, 1960
Hometown: Alpine, TX
High School: Alpine, 1979
College: Sul Ross State (BA), 1984
Family: sons Robert, Raymond and Charlie III, daughter Misty

Coaching History
1999-present: New Mexico Military Institute
Head Coach - Colt Baseball
Assistant Coach - Colt Football

1998-99: New Mexico Military Institute
Assistant Coach - Colt Baseball and Colt Football

1990-98: Mesa Middle School
Head Coach - Football, Basketball & Track

1990-92: Mesa Middle School
Head Coach - Girls Basketball

1987-90: Hagerman High School
Head Coach - Track

1986-87: Hagerman High School
Head Coach - Volleyball

1985-90: Hagerman High School
Head Coach - Basketball & Track
Assistant Coach - Football

Playoff Games as a Coach
2007 NM State Playoffs: NMMI Colt Baseball
2006 NM State Quarterfinals: NMMI Colt Baseball
2003 NM State Playoffs: NMMI Colt Baseball
2002 NM Regional Playoffs: NMMI Colt Baseball
2001 NM State Championships: NMMI Colt Baseball
2000 NM State Championships: NMMI Colt Baseball

Coaching Accomplishments
· Career record as NMMI head coach 135-91 (.597) winning percentage.
· Won back-to-back Class 3A New Mexico State Championships in 2000 & 2001.
· Coached the South All Stars in the 2004 New Mexico North/South All Star Game.

Prominent Pupils
· 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


Assistant Football Coach, 5th Season

Office Phone: (575) 624-8275

Assistant Coach Kenny PittmanKenny Pittman is an Artesia native who currently teaches health at Goddard High School and is an assistant coach in both football and baseball at NMMI.

He took the assistant positions in the fall of 2011, and, while serving as the assistant football/baseball coach at Goddard from 1995-2011, he was also the assistant baseball coach for the Broncos baseball team in 2000-2002.

Prior to that, Pittman was an assistant coach for football at Levelland High School (Texas); Stanton HS (Texas); Hobbs; Eunice; and Portales. He was the head baseball coach at Levelland from 1988-1995 and at Eunice from 1985-86 and assistant baseball coach Levelland, Hobbs and Portales.

He coached football teams to two state championships; four state championship appearances; and 21 playoff appearances. He also coached an All-South All-Star game.

In baseball, he had four state semifinal appearances and 19 playoff appearances. He coached the 1986 USA Today High School Pitcher of the Week. (Kevin Phillips, Eunice vs. Denver City, 10-0 no hitter with 20 strikeouts.

He won the 2016 Fellowship of Christian Athletes Distinguished Service Award for New Mexico and the 1996 FCA Coach of the Year for New Mexico.

Pittman is proud of his time at the Institute, both as a coach and parent.

“We have been associated with NMMI for over 15 years,” he said. “All of my children have attended school at NMMI, either high school or junior college with no regrets. It was an easy choice but a tough road for my family, with great rewards at the end of the journey. I have coached for 35 years throughout Texas and New Mexico and what I like about coaching at NMMI is that it is real coaching. We don’t get the same kids from year to year so every year it’s starting over with kids, sometimes who have never played the game and then develop them into a team.”

Pittman’s family includes his wife Judy, an attorney/domestic violence commissioner; daughter Laurie, NMMI-JC ‘03, Flight Nurse/Director of NMMI Infirmary; son, Capt. Sam Spencer- Pittman, NMMI-HS ‘05/NMMI-JC ‘07/The Citadel ’10, U.S. Army; daughter McKaylee, NMMI-HS ‘11/NMMI-JC ’13/ECP/2nd Lt. U.S. Army Norwich University, 2016; son Satchel, NMMI-HS, 2016; and their dog, Ranger

Athletes coached that went on to the next level

Ryan Price (Goddard HS ‘96) Colorado Rockies

Brandon Clausen (Goddard HS ‘97) New York Yankees/Cincinnati Reds/Washington Nationals

Hobie McClain (Goddard HS ‘09) Clarendon JC/University of New Mexico

Jay Alsup (Goddard HS ‘96) Howard College/Texas Tech University

Eric Zagone (Goddard HS ‘08) Grambling / Indiana Tech/Joliet Slammers (Frontier League)

Mike Mancias (Levelland HS ‘94) University of Texas

Steven Ochoa (Levelland HS ‘90) Central Missouri/JUCO All-American

Jacob Villareal (Goddard HS ’01) NMMI-JC / Eastern New Mexico University

Corey Price (Goddard HS ‘00) Eastern Az/North Alabama University

Aaron Stone (Goddard HS ‘00) Lubbock Christian University

Peter Martinez (Goddard HS) St. Paul Saints (American Baseball Assoc.)

Raymond Gonzales (Goddard HS ‘06) New Mexico Highlands University

Jose Rodriquez NMMI-JC ‘01 / Texas State University

Matt Sanchez NMMI-JC / Winnepeg Goldeneyes (American Baseball Assoc.)

Ryan Weems (Goddard HS ‘99) TCU / Ft. Worth Cats (American Baseball Assoc.)

Keith Phillips (Eunice HS ‘86) NMSU

Anthony Inman (Stanton ’88) University of Arkansas

Josh Nine (Goddard HS ’06) NMJC/East Central Oklahoma

Steven Najar (Goddard HS ’06) NMJC

Justin Cooper (Goddard ’08) NMSU


Assistant Coach
3rd Season

Office Phone: (575) 624-8280