Hundreds gather to honor former Sandia High School baseball coach

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Tuesday night, hundreds showed up to a memorial held for a beloved Sandia High School baseball coach.

Copper Point Church hosted the memorial service for John Gunther.

Gunther died earlier this month after along battle with Stage IV colon cancer. He had been with the Matadors for 16 years.

Just last year, his team and the community rallied around him by holding a 5K run and walk to support “Team Gunther.” Hundreds showed up to that, too. 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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