Eric Stellmon is in his second year as a volunteer assistant coach with the UNM Track program. Coach Stellmon comes to UNM after a very successful coaching career at Manzano High School in Albuquerque from 2002 - 2010.
He brings a great understanding of the sport of track and field as he was most recently inducted into the Colorado School of Mines Athletic Hall of Fame. After his All-American career ended at Colorado School of Mines, Coach Stellmon relocated to New Mexico to accept a engineering position at Intel. While working full time at Intel, Coach Stellmon began to coach at Manzano. At Manzano Coach Stellmon guided 32 state qualifiers and 21 Relays qualifiers to the 5A New Mexico State Track Championships.One of Stellmon's most accomplished athletes was high jumper Josh Cosio who was 5th at the Great Southwest Regional meet and went on to be a stellar UNM Lobo athlete qualifying for the NCAA Regional Championships (6' 10").
One of his proudest accomplishments is that eight of his former athletes went on to compete at the collegiate level. Stellmon is a USATF Level I certified coach and often gives back to the coaching community by teaching at technical coaching clinics. Coach Stellmon completed his MBA from the University of New Mexico in December of 2008.
Coach Franklin on Eric Stellmon, "I was really excited when Eric agreed to help out and feel really fortunate to have Eric coaching here at UNM. He is a stellar example for our student athletes on how to skillfully manage the rigors of athletics and academics. He is a former All American and currently an Engineer at Intel, which makes him a perfect role model for our student athletes, since he knows exactly what it required to excel both academically and athletically".
Eric and his wife Sunshine have a daughter Heaven (14), and are the proud parents of a new baby boy who was born in March, 2011.