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Clarke resigns as Cibola soccer coach

Just two months before the 2018 season was set to begin, Cibola High School boys soccer coach Cameron Clarke has resigned.

The resignation, Clarke told the Journal on Tuesday, was indirectly related to the serious injuries he suffered two years ago in an diving accident in his back yard.

He missed the 2016 season as he recovered from a broken neck and spinal cord injuries that left him paralyzed from the chest down. But not only did he regain the ability to walk again, he also returned to coach the Cougars last fall.

Cibola athletic director Ray Rodriguez said the job has been posted and the Cougars hope to get a new coach in place soon.

Clarke became Cibola’s head coach in 2012.

OTHER COACHING NEWS: Valencia High on Tuesday announced that it has named Micaela Medina as the Jaguars’ new head girls basketball coach. Medina last season was Cobre’s head coach. … Farmington has announced two coaching additions: Shiprock girls coach Larenson Henderson (who led Shiprock to the Class 4A state title in 2017) will take over the Scorpions, and former Kirtland Central coach Danny Secrest is the Scorps’ new baseball coach as Farmington comes off a Class 5A state title last month.




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