Tuesday, April 10, 2012

BREAKING NEWS: Lovington grad Heath Ridenour new Cleveland coach

  I just received a call from former Hobbs athletic director and current Rio Rancho schools athletic director Bruce Carver telling me Lovington graduate Heath Ridenour is the new head football coach for Class 5A defending state champion Cleveland High School.
  Ridenour takes over for Kirk Potter who resigned from the position Monday.
  Ridenour was Cleveland's offensive coordinator the last two years, helping the Storm set a Class 5A state scoring record last season with 642 points.
  Ridenour, who was a finalist for the Hobbs head coaching position and has also coached at Clovis, played quarterback at Lovington and at Eastern New Mexico (where he graduated from in 2003).
  "He's our guy," Carver said. "We didn't want to open the job up because we knew we had the guy we wanted. He has a great background in football and has done an outstanding job with us."