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Chavez in as AD in Rio Rancho district

Rio Rancho Public Schools on Thursday promoted Larry Chavez to become its new district athletic director.

Chavez had been the the athletic coordinator at Cleveland High since 2010, and he’s also a former track and cross country coach at Rio Rancho High.

Chavez, a Robertson and Eastern New Mexico graduate, is replacing Bruce Carver, who is retiring. Chavez also is a former coach in Santa Rosa and Tucumcari. He will be responsible for overseeing the city’s high school and middle school athletic programs.