Los Alamos Hilltopper cross country coaches Rob and Kathy Hipwood have their day today in Los Alamos County.
The Hipwoods, two of the most successful coaches in the history of New Mexico prep sports, were given a proclamation Tuesday night at the Los Alamos County Council meeting. Councilor David Izraelevitz awarded the proclamation, which announced that today was “Rob and Kathy Hipwood Day” in the county.
The proclamation recognized the duo as being named the top coaches in the country earlier this year. In June, the Hipwoods earned the National High School Athletic Coaches Association’s Coaches of the Year honor in the sport of cross country.
Los Alamos’ girls program, as it often has, followed that honor up for the Hipwoods by winning the 2014 state championship in Class 5A.
It was the sixth consecutive team title for the Hilltopper girls and the 12th girls team title under the Hipwoods’ tutelage.
As an added bonus, Los Alamos’ boys earned their third consecutive title last month as well.