New Mexico track coaches will retire after this season

Updated: February 19, 2007, 5:33 PM ET
Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE -- New Mexico head track and field coach Matt Henry and associate head coach Mark Henry, twin brothers who also coach the school's cross country teams, announced Monday they will retire after the 2007 outdoor season.

The 54-year-old brothers have coached the Lobos for the past seven seasons.

"We just felt that it was time for us to step aside," Matt Henry said. "We've done some pretty nice things since we've been here."

During their tenure, 13 New Mexico track and field athletes have advanced to NCAA Indoor and Outdoor championship meets, representing the Lobos each year since 2002.

New Mexico also earned four All-America awards, two Academic All-America certificates, won 21 Mountain West Conference event titles and earned all-Mountain West honors 100 times. Athletes have set 25 school records during his tenure.

In cross country, runners coached by the Henry brothers have earned 17 all-MWC awards and 11 all-NCAA Mountain Region certificates. New Mexico has sent six individuals and one team to the NCAA championships, earning All-America honors three times.

Matt Henry was Mountain West coach of the year for men's outdoor track in 2002 and for women's cross country in 2005.

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