Coach’s home destroyed after team wins

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KRQE)- A high school basketball coach is picking up the pieces now. Friday he learned his home burned down minutes after he won a district championship.

The Las Cruces Sun-News reports Tommy Morrow, the Mayfield High School varsity basketball coach, was giving a post game interview and cut it short when he found out about the fire.

The Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office says the home was completely engulfed by the time fire crews arrived.

Morrow has coached at Mayfield for 15 years. He has a wife and four kids.

Nobody was injured. 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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