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Roswell baseball coach Tyrell Curtis resigns

Former Roswell High baseball head coach Tyrell Curtis. (Daily Record File Photo)

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Sports Editor’s Note: It must be something in the water. The Roswell sports scene has witnessed a number of coaches resigning or moving from one job to another, or retiring, all in one year. Here is another coach joining the list.

Roswell baseball has won a lot of games since Tyrell Curtis became coach. But, as they say, all good things must come to an end. It is official that as of Tuesday, Roswell is looking for another head baseball coach, as Curtis turned in his resignation.

“It has been three great years at Roswell,” Tyrell Curtis said. “I would like to thank all of my assistants, Robert Lovato, Bradley Blackwell, Ty Woods, Trent Armstrong and Ed Henry for supporting the program and always having the kids come first.”

One of the highlights of his tenure was that in his first season, the team had not won 13 games in a season for a while. They did it by defeating Clovis at Joe Bauman Stadium on a Thursday. The team had an opportunity to make the playoffs but stumbled the next day against Clovis at Clovis.

Curtis can be credited with bringing a conditioning and lifting program to Roswell. His athletes grew and were able to lift fly balls out of the park when normally they would die in the shallow outfield. This season, the team will have several athletes play baseball at the next level: Rhett Stokes, Brady Villegas and Taymen Burrola, to name a few athletes that will play collegiate baseball.

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“I’m happy with the job coach Curtis has done,” Roswell Independent School District Athletic Director Britt Cooper said. “We will start looking immediately for a replacement.”

Roswell was able to post their first winning season, going 12-8 overall and 6-6 in the rugged District 4-5A. This was Curtis’ first winning season. The year the Coyotes won 13 games they finished 13-13 overall and 1-8 in the district. Curtis leaves with a winning record: 26-24 in his three years as skipper.

“It was fun,” Curtis said. “I enjoyed every minute of being in the field with the kids. The decision was not an easy one, but it was time for me and my family to go back to Farmington. We had a successful two years, and one year canceled due to the COVID-19. We have kids returning, and kids coming up in the program to keep Roswell in the hunt for years to come.”

Sports editor J.T. Keith can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 304, or sports@rdrnews.com.