HENRY-TAFOYA

Henry Tafoya

Henry was born and raised in Albuquerque “By His Wonderful Mother Della-The Leader of His Life!” He attended St. Therese Elementary School and McKinley Mid-School where he was a three sport athlete and Sandia High School where he also was a three sport athlete and played quarterback and defensive back for the Matadors.  During his Senior year playing against Manzano Henry intercepted four passes, which is still a school record.  Henry also was an All City baseball player and a basketball point guard.  He attended the University of New Mexico where he studied physical education, biology and recreation.  Served as the Director of the Old Town Boys Club for 8 years.  He was also a highly rated high school and college basketball referee.  He left the boys club to become a radio and television broadcaster and was the voice of the LOBOS at KOB-TV from 1977-1998.  In 1998, Henry founded New Mexico’s first ever “All Sports” radio station at 1150 AM.  At that time it was only the third of its kind in the country.  It was the “KID’S STATION” broadcasting hundreds of games for thousands of kids for 15 years.   Henry was also the voice the UNM LOBO Baseball team for 13 years.  He is a former winner of the State of New Mexico Sportscaster of the Year Award and two time winner of the Play by Play award by the New Mexico’s Broadcasters Association.  In 2013, Henry earned the Best Sports Show and Best Feature wards by the New Mexcio Broadcasters Association.  Henry current hosts s a Saturday Morning Show at ESPN Radio 101.7 FM, “The TEAM”. “Henry’s greatest highlight has been watching his son Aaron come into the world and being proud to be his father and watching Aaron become a husband to his wonderful wife Jessica and a father to Henry’s beautiful granddaughters Jersey and Brooklyn.”