2015 Sports Hall of Fame Inductee
Nobody has won more high school football games than Eric Roanhaus, who has (328+this year) wins in his 38(1978-2015) seasons as the Clovis Wildcats’ head coach. His teams have won 10 state championships and been state runners-up eight times. Coach Roanhaus was inducted into the New Mexico High School Coaches Hall of Fame in 1996 and he went into the National High School Coaches Hall of Fame in 2002. Before arriving in Clovis, Eric has served as a grad assistant at West Texas A&M and an assistant coach for several sports at Canyon High in Amarillo; he came to Clovis as a football assistant in 1973, under head coach Dunny Goode and became Goode’s successor when Goode took the head job at Eastern New Mexico University. In 1985, he was named the National High School Coach of the Year by the National Sports Service in Phoenix. A member of the New Mexico Officials Association for 17 years, Eric often wears stripes and serves as a high school basketball official in the winter.