New Mexico athletics lost a great man in Vicente “Rocky” Arroyo, who passed away on January 16th. Rocky was to be inducted at the March 1st banquet. Rocky excelled for more than three decades as a player, coach and game official. He was 89. At the University of New Mexico in pursuit of an electrical engineering degree. He played basketball, football and baseball for the Lobo. He played for Mexico’s basketball team in the London Olympics. He coached basketball at Our Lady of Sorrows in Bernalillo. As a football official, he worked the Sun, Peach, Fiesta and Rose Bowls, as well as regular-season games involving Notre Dame, Texas, Oklahoma and UCLA. As a basketball official, he worked high school games throughout New Mexico and small college games throughout the Rocky Mountain region. Our sympathies go out to the Sanchez family and God Bless them. The New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame extends our sympathies to the Arroyo Family.
New Mexico athletics lost a great man in Coach Henry Sanchez. Coach Sanchez passed Friday, February 14, 2014. Coach was to be inducted into the New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame on Feb. 23rd. Our sympathies go out to the Sanchez family and God Bless them. The New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame extends our sympathies to the Sanchez Family.