2011 Sports Hall of Fame Inductees
Pat Henry was a long-time coach at Hobbs High School before he coached in several colleges and assumed his current duties at College Station, Texas. Henry currently serves as head coach of the Texas A&M University track and field program. He was the first coach to lead a school to three consecutive men’s and women’s NCAA Championships. He accomplished that with national championships in 2010. He had coached at Louisiana State University for 17 years before coming to Texas A&M.
Henry is a native New Mexican having attended high school at Del Norte High in Albuquerque. He is a graduate of the University of New Mexico and holds a masters degree from Western New Mexico University.
Marquez made his mark on Lea County athletics in writing about Lea sports at all levels, from high school football to professional golf. Marquez was an athlete at Artesia High School, a member of the 1964 Class AA State Championship team in football. He worked as the sports editor at the Artesia Daily Press before being drafted into the Army during the Vietnam War. Manny joined the staff at the Hobbs News-Sun as Sports Editor, a position at which he served from 1970 to 1994. He was the Editor of the News-Sun from 1995 to 2002 when he retired.
Marquez received many honors and awards during his career in journalism, including Sportswriter of the Year in 1982. He also did broadcasts for several high school sports on a number of radio stations.