Season Topic - Who Is The Best NM HS Wrestling Coach Of All Time?
With over 1000 responses from the wrestling community on this seasons topic we are excited to release the results. We want to thank the wrestling community for their participation.
WINNER - HERB STINSON WITH 43 % OF THE VOTE
Hometown: Farmington, New Mexico
High School: Aztec High School (1970)
College: Dixie College (Utah) 1971, Southern Utah University 1971-1975
High School Accomplishments
Nine varsity letters – Football 4yrs / Wrestling 3yrs / Track 2 Yrs.
3X State Tournament Qualifier
3rd Place 1970 New Mexico State Championships
1970 Outstanding Wrestler Of The Year - Aztec High School
AAU Greco Roman Nationals -5th Place
1973 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships - 4th Place
2X National Tournament Qualifier
535-92-5 Lifetime Record
Ranks #52 Nationally In All-Time Dual Match Wins
171 Straight Dual Match Win Streak
17 District Championship Teams (15 straight)
12 State Championships Teams
11 Consecutive State Championships Titles
19 High School All Americans
12 Academic All Americans
65 individual state champions - Ranks 5th nationally All-Time
High School Best Dynasty Teams USA Wrestling Magazine - Ranked #5 All Time (1991-2001)
1991 Ranked #26th In The Nation
Undefeated Seasons: 1988-89-90-91-92-93-95-96-97-99
Record For Most Individual State Tournament Placers: 1997 - 14 (District) 14 (State).
6X NMAA Coach Of The Year
Record For Most Dual Match Wins In A Row: 1988-1994 (92Wins)
National High School Coaches Association’s - Coach of the Year 1991, 1995 & 2000.
1991 USA Wrestling Magazine - Coach Of The Year
6X NMAA 3A-A Coach Of The Year
New Mexico High School Coaches Association - Coach of the Year 1989, 1995, 1999 & 2001.
1994 Teacher Of The Year – Aztec High School
2012 Teacher Of The Year - Bayfield High School Colorado
2017 NM Assistant Coach of the Year - Aztec High School
National Wrestling Coaches Association Section 6 - National Assistant Coach of the Year
Southern Utah University Coaching Factory Hall of Fame - Inaugural Class Of 2001
1995 National Federation Interscholastic Coaches Association - National Wrestling Coach of the Year
New Mexico High School Coaches Association Hall Of Fame - Class Of 1998
New Mexico Wrestling Hall of Fame - Inaugural Class Of 2004
National High School Athletics Coaches Association (NHSACA) Hall of Fame - Class Of 2004
Founder & Former Chairman Of The Aztec Municipal Schools Hall of Fame
2018 Aztec City - Citizen of the Year