Former Highland High coach dies at 86

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Former Highland High School track and field coach Henry Sanchez passed away Friday morning at the age of 86.

Sanchez led the Hornets to nine state track titles and seven in cross country, and is set to be inducted into the New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame this month.

His son, Gary Sanchez, led Highland to five state titles. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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