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Medley, Edmon, Jenkins, Otero To Be Saluted

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Track and cross-country coach Ken Medley will join three boys basketball stars — Phil Edmon, Ernest Jenkins Jr. and Manny Otero — as the Albuquerque High School Sports Hall of Fame’s inductees for 2010.

The four former Bulldogs will be honored Sept. 11 at AHS’s annual Breakfast of Champions.

Medley, an outstanding long jumper at UNM, became Albuquerque High’s cross-country coach in 1968. He succeeded Jim Hulsman as head track coach in 1970. Medley coached at AHS until 1984, then took the same coaching positions at Cibola High School.

Edmon, AHS class of 1971, was an all-city and all-state performer for the Bulldogs from 1969-71. He later played for Frank Phillips College in Borger, Texas, and at Western New Mexico in Silver City.

He now is an ordained youth pastor, a marriage counselor and an assistant basketball coach at Albuquerque’s Temple Baptist Academy.

Jenkins, class of ’91, was an all-city and all-state point guard for AHS. In 1990, he led the Bulldogs to a big-school state title. He played for New Mexico Highlands University from 1992-95, establishing school and Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference records for assists in a season and in a game.

Otero, class of ’94, was an all-state and all-district guard. He averaged 18.9 points per game in two seasons of varsity play, leading the Bulldogs to a state title in ’93.

After high school, Otero played two seasons at Central Arizona College in Coolidge, and two more at Marist University in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. At Marist, he led the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference in free-throw percentage and 3-point percentage.

For more information about the AHS Breakfast of Champions, call Richard Romero at 453-1986.