Randy Montoya was already a well-known, successful coach in the Pecos Valley when he came from Hagerman to take over the helm of the Colt football team in 2011.
As head coach of the Bobcats from 2007-2011, he took Hagerman to the Class A state championship in 2009; finished as state runners-up in 2010; and to the state semi-finals in 2007 and 2008.
He was named Coach of the Year for District 2A football in 2009 and ’10, and was the recipient of the 2010 Chaves County Character Counts Coach of the Year award for football.
With NMMI, Montoya took his team to the state playoffs in 2011 and 2013-2015. Playing in AAAA, the Colts finished in the top 10 in the big-school division in 2014-15.
Montoya also coached track at both NMMI (2011-2015) and Hagerman (2007-2011.) The Colt track team won back-to-back District 7AA championships in 2013 and ’14, taking third at state in 2013 and fifth in 2014. In 2012, he coached Colt Chris Otero to a AA state title in discus.
He was named NMMI Associate Athletic Director in the 2014-2015 school year.
Prior to coaching at Hagerman, he was the freshman football coach at Goddard High School from 2006-07 and assistant football coach, along with his father, Joe Montoya, at Mesa Middle School from 2005-06.
He also coached boys and girls basketball and boys and girls track at Mesa.
As a player, Montoya played football for Goddard High School, helping his team to the 1997 AAAA state championship. He played in the 1999 AAAA North/South All-Star football game. He then went on to play football for four years at Eastern New Mexico University while earning both a bachelor’s and master’s degree.
He was a part of the 1999 and 2000 teams that were co-champions of the Lone Star Conference South, and earned second-team All-LSC at fullback and first-team All-Academic honors.
Montoya is married to Sonya and has a son, Isaiah, and daughter, Aniston.