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.
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