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Rich Alday

Player Profile

Position:
Head Coach

Experience:
18 years

Alma Mater:
Emporia State '70


Rich Alday, the winningest coach in New Mexico history, completed his career as the head coach of the program after 18 seasons.

Alday became the winningest coach in school history in 2003 and has amassed a 515-513-3 record in his 18 years in Albuquerque. The veteran coach had the longest tenure of any baseball coach in UNM history and has also coached the most total games.

He reached several career milestones in 2007, gaining his 500th win while at UNM on March 30 against San Diego State. A 35-year veteran of collegiate coaching, Alday earned his 1,000th collegiate victory at Air Force on Apr. 16.

Alday came to UNM in 1990 after 17 seasons as head coach at Pima Community College in his hometown of Tucson, Ariz. Starting the program from scratch in 1973, Alday led Pima to a 496-220 record with five Arizona Junior College Athletic Conference titles. His 1985 team finished second at the Junior College World Series.

While at New Mexico, Alday was the 1992 and 1995 Western Athletic Conference Coach of the Year and he captured the same honor in the Mountain West Conference in 2000 when the Lobos won the regular season title with a 22-8 record.

Alday's Lobo teams produced 59 all-conference performers and 36 selections in the Major League Baseball Draft from 1990-2007.

Alday was an assistant coach for the United States Olympic baseball teams in 1988 and 1996.

Alday's biggest supporter is his wife of 38 years, Norma, who can often be seen cheering at home games. Alday enjoys golf and racquetball in his spare time. Brooks Robinson and Roberto Clemente are his two favorite major leaguers.

THE ALDAY LEDGER


YearOverallConf./Finish
199025-3110-16/5th
199125-3313-15/6th
199234-25-118-10/T3rd
199335-2115-9/T2nd
199432-2414-10/2nd
199529-2621-9/2nd
199627-2419-9/2nd
199725-3210-20/4th
199827-3113-16/3rd
199929-30-114-15/6th
200035-2122-8/1st
200126-3414-16/T3rd
200222-3511-19/6th
200334-2617-13/4th
200426-29-120-10/T2nd
200526-3115-15/4th
200630-2910-12/5th
200728-3012-12/T3rd
TOTAL515-513268-234
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