When the calendar hits Memorial Day weekend, normally it’s the individual school districts that govern what happens with its high school sports teams for the summer months, with the New Mexico Activities Association stepping aside.
This year will be an exception.
The NMAA’s board of directors on Friday morning voted to allow NMAA staff to oversee coaching activities, and athletic directors around the state could begin to get guidelines from the NMAA office by the end of next week, executive director Sally Marquez said.
ADs around the state voted 86-27 in favor of allowing the NMAA — for this coronavirus-infected year only — to take the lead on the summer. The NMAA is following the directives of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham.
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