Thursday, December 15, 2011

BREAKING NEWS: Gleghorn new Hobbs football coach

Submitted Photo
Charles Gleghorn, left, accepts a medal after Mesilla Valley Christian won
the Class 1A state championship this season.
  Hobbs announced Thursday that former Mesilla Valley Christian head coach Charles Gleghorn is the new Hobbs head football coach.
  Gleghorn, a Lovington graduate, is 90-34 and has four state titles in 11 seasons as a head coach, including leading Mesilla Valley to the Class 1A state championship this season in just the program's third year.
  Gleghorn, 41, now has the job of turning around a Hobbs program that has lost 14 of its last 17 games, has one playoff victory since 1982, hasn't won an outright district title since 1974 and hasn't won a state title since 1972.
  Gleghorn will start at Hobbs at the beginning of the new semester in January and said he'll begin to implement his pass-heavy spread offense that has set several state passing records right away.
  Read my story on Gleghorn being hired by Hobbs to find out his thoughts on taking over the position, how he'll implement his system and his expectations for next season in Friday's edition of the News-Sun at