For the first time in three decades, there is a new face of Albuquerque Academy football.
The private school has chosen 39-year-old Shaun Gehres to be its next head football coach. He replaces Kevin Carroll, who had a 30-year run with the Chargers before stepping away a few weeks ago.
“I’ve always respected what coach Carroll has been able to do, given the lack of numbers that he’s had to work through,” Gehres said. “For me, my goal is now to look at the future, and try to figure out different ways to help the program grow – and ultimately, figuring out ways to make the numbers grow.”
The Chargers have been hindered for many years by a lack of athletes. Gehres said he hopes current players can possibly help him recruit other potential athletes from around the campus to contribute to the program.