Charlie Ward has been coaching at NMMI since 1998.
The Alpine, Texas, native arrived at the school in 1998 as an assistant Colt football coach, a position he holds to the present day. In 2000, he took over as the head Colt baseball coach, where he’s amassed a career record of 286-244 for a .540 winning percentage.
With the Colt baseball team, he won back-to-back Class AAA New Mexico State Championships in 2001 & 2002; coached the South All Stars in the 2004 & 2010 New Mexico North/South AAA All Star games; and the A-AAAA South All-Star team in 2017.
As head coach, his teams have made the regional playoffs from 2001-2002; the first round of state playoffs in 2003, 2007-08, 2010, and 2014-18; the state quarterfinals in 2006, 2008, and 2011-2013, and 2017; and the state semi-finals in 2014.
Before coming to NMMI, he was the football, basketball and track head coach at Mesa Middle School from 1990-98; the girls basketball head coach at Mesa from 1990-92; the head track coach at Hagerman High School from 1987-90: head Bobcat volleyball coach from 1986-87; assistant Hagerman football coach from 1985-90; and the football, basketball and track head coach at Hagerman Middle School from 1985-90.
Ward is a 1979 graduate of Alpine High School and a 1984 grad of Sul Ross State University in Alpine, where he earned his bachelor’s degree.
He has three sons, Robert, Raymond and Charlie III; a daughter, Misty; and 11 grandchildren, Saray, Sanjoli, Josiah, Roman, Haven, Jeshua, Amarise, Carson, Aiden, Dawson, and Camdyn.
Gavin Maloney (2018) attending Santa Clara
Jake Guerrero (2017) attending New Mexico Military JC
Michel Hinojos (2017) attending New Mexico Military JC
Angel Reyes (2013) attended US Military Academy (West Point)
Scott Schwab (2012-2013) attended US Military Academy (West Point)
John Bohnhoff (2009-2011) attended US Military Academy (West Point)
J.J. Donovan (1998-01) attended US Naval Academy
Brock Yowell (2000-01) attended US Air Force Academy
Ben Post (2000-01) attended Lamar C.C. and Oklahoma City University
Charlie Ward, III (2001-02) attended Trinidad St. J.C. and Eastern New Mexico University