|Coach John Alire (1977) - an accurate portrayal of |
the man though the color is poor
Alire coached the fabled Santa Fe High Cross Country team for more than two decades, 1973-1996. His teams won a combined twelve state titles in this span and he coached four individual champions - Graham ('79), Bigbee ('81), Romero ('87), O'Shea ('91). The 1977 boys team finished the season ranked 3rd nationally by Harrier Magazine, the 1978 boys team won the AAU national championship which happened to be hosted in Albuquerque, and the 1986 girls team won another AAU title in San Francisco. For these successes specifically he was recognized with a mention in Sports Illustrated. I was fortunate to run for him in my formative years just before he left coaching. Alire was an impressive man and I admired him greatly. He will be missed.
|1992 Oly Trials - Dan running third, blue vest|
The accomplishments of these three men will stand on their own for decades to come.
John E. Alire - Obituary
Daniel R. Maas - Obituary
Dale Ball - Obituary
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