RIO RANCHO HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS

301 LOMA COLORADO DR NE

RIO RANCHO NM 87124

505 896-5600 FAX 505 896-5901


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Physical paperwork is being processed for the 2021-22 SY for all sports.

Click here for information and links. Athletes may NOT participate in any RRHS summer sport until all required documents have been uploaded through the link and policy acknowledgments have been completed by clicking on the policy link. Click here to view a sample physical Packet



Athletic Director

Vince Metzgar

505-962-9502

vince.metzgar@rrps.net

Athletic Secretary


Debbie Garcia

505-962-9501

debbie.garcia@rrps.net


Athletic Trainer


T.J. Fails

505-896-5600 x 53505

tj.fails@rrps.net


Head Coaches



VOLLEYBALL

TOBY MANZANARES

toby.manzanares@rrps.net


CROSS COUNTRY

SAL GONZALES

sal.gonzales@rrps.net


FOOTBALL

GERRI PANNONI

gerard.Pannoni@rrps.net


BOYS SOCCER

JON SHEPPARD

john.shepard@rrps.net


GIRLS SOCCER

UWE BALZIS

uwe.balzis@rrps.net


GOLF

JASON BLACK

jason.black@rrps.net


BOYS BASKETBALL

WALLY SALATA

walter.salata@rrps.net


GIRLS BASKETBALL

SCOTT PETERSON

scott.peterson@rrps.net


CHEER

WENDY LOPEZ

wendy.lopez@rrps.net


DANCE

COURTNEY WILLIS

courtney.willis@rrps.net


SWIMMING/DIVING

STACY SALINAS

stacy.salinas@rrps.net


WRESTLING

MIKE SANTOS

michael.santos@rrps.net


BASEBALL

RON MURPHY

ron.murphy@rrps.net


SOFTBALL

PAUL KOHMAN

paulkohman@aol.com


BOYS TENNIS

TOM GUTIERREZ

tom.gutierrez@rrps.net


GIRLS TENNIS

UWE BALZIS

uwe.balzis@rrps.net


BOYS TRACK

SAL GONZALES

sal.gonzales@rrps.net


GIRLS TRACK

NATE PINO

nate.pino@rrps.net




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RAMS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Baseball - 2007, 2009, 2013

Basketball (Boys) - 2007, 2016

Cheer - 2000, 2001, 2010, 2011, 2016, 2019

Cross Country (Boys) - 2013, 2014

Cross Country (Girls) - 2008, 2013, 2021

Football - 2014, 2016

Golf (Boys) - 2005, 2007

Power Lifting - 2021

Soccer (Boys) - 2021

Soccer (Girls) - 2007

Softball - 2003, 2014, 2015, 2019

Volleyball - 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009

Wrestling - 2003 (Dual Meet), 2003 (Team), 2004 (Dual Meet), 2004 (Team), 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019

Guidelines for attending Athletic events for Students, Parents & Spectators

Please click here to review updated (March 8, 2021) spectator information for attending Athletic events.


The Rio Rancho Public Schools needs your support to provide positive role modeling for our student-athletes.


The involvement of our students in athletics and activities contributes to the development of their value system. Trustworthiness, citizenship, caring, fairness, sportsmanship, character, and respect are lifetime values taught through interscholastic activities. With these principles, the spirit of competition thrives, fueled by honest rivalry, courteous relations and grateful acceptance of the results.


The Rio Rancho Public Schools holds the following expectations for students, parents, guardians and spectators:

  • Understand the purpose of educational based athletics and activities.

  • School athletics/activities are about student learning and having fun.

  • School athletics/activities are not about attempting to earn a college scholarship.

  • Don’t live your life through school athletics/activities.

  • Accept all decisions made by officials.

  • Applaud when players, coaches and officials are introduced.

  • Be a positive role model through your actions; remain calm and composed during games.

  • Cheer supportively.

Performance pressure on student athletes is tremendous. Added pressure from reactions to errors, critical or negative remarks, and heightened emotions create undue stress on the athletes and distract from the excitement of the game.


The Rio Rancho Public Schools is committed to promoting good sportsmanship by student athletes, coaches, and spectators at all events. Profanity, degrading remarks and intimidating actions directed at officials or competitors will not be tolerated and are grounds for removal from events.


If you are removed from a second event, you will be excluded from all athletic events (including events at other school involving Rio Rancho Public School teams) for the remainder of the school year.


We at the Rio Rancho Public Schools appreciate your cooperation in the promotion of good sportsmanship and are confident we can continue to support all students in a positive manner.

Please click here for Facility Specific Accessibility Information


RRPS, in compliance with state and federal regulations, provides accessibility seating options as identified in the maps below. These options are made available to individuals with seating limitations. If you are a participant at an event and require accessibility modifications, please contact the ticket office or event manager and someone will direct you to a designated seating area.

Rio Rancho High School Gymnasium

V. Sue Cleveland High School Gymnasium

Compliance Plan - OCR