Former head coach arrested


New Mexico State Police issued a press release Oct. 7 stating that Miyamura High School head coach John Roanhaus was allegedly filmed removing money from a football player’s wallet in the school locker room. NMSP said the burglary was reported to them Oct. 2, but the report did not say who filed it.

On Oct. 4, an arrest warrant was issued for Roanhaus, 42, of Clovis. He was arrested without incident Oct. 5 and booked into the McKinley County Detention Center. He was charged with burglary, a fourth degree felony, and larceny, a petty misdemeanor.

Gallup McKinley County Schools Superintendent Mike Hyatt said Roanhaus was terminated for “misconduct.” David Foley has been named as new head football coach for Miyamura High School.

Although Roanhaus had not yet offered a plea in the Oct. 4 case as of Oct 10, according to the NMCourts web site, there are a number of civil charges against him listed between 2002 and 2018 which include wage garnishment, money owed, child support, driving without a license, and failure to appear in court.