OUR COACHES

2019-20 Coaching Staff

HEAD COACH:

KEVIN WERTH (16th Year)

HEAD OF JV:

BRYAN CHAVEZ (12th Year)

HEAD OF C-TEAM:

REGGIE CRABTREE (6th Year)

ASSISTANTS:

PETE YAZZIE (10th Year)

TIM TURMAN (9th Year)

NATISHA NAKAI (3rd Year)

MARK GAUTHIER (2nd Year)

KATIE JENSEN (1st Year)

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING :

Isaac Gamboa (1st Year) 

Coach Werth is currently in his 16th season at the helm of the Piedra Vista High School Panther Softball Program.  Since his arrival, the Panthers have captured “9” Consecutive Class AAAA State Championships.  Coach Werth’s Panthers are known for their offensive prowess. The Panthers have become one of the most respected High School Softball Programs in the State and throughout the Southwest. Coach Werth has had more than 75% of his graduating seniors receive an offer to play at the next level.   

Prior to arriving at PV, Coach Werth was the Head Coach at Shiprock High School.  During his tenure there, the Lady Chieftains captured 2 District Titles, 2 Regional Titles, placed 3rd at state in 2002 and were State Runner Up in 2001. Coach Werth is a native of Grants, NM where he graduated from GHS in 1991.  He was a 3-sport letterman (football, wrestling and baseball) and received a scholarship from Sterling College (KS) to pursue his baseball career.  He transferred to NMHU in 1992 where he went on to earn his Degree in Political Science and History in 1995. Coach Werth has been coaching for 24 years, with 22 of those as a Head Softball Coach.  MORE

300 WINS!
400 WINS!

2011 & 2013

NFCA WEST REGION

Coaching Staff of the Year

More About Coach Werth

FAMILY

Wife: Rebecca (24 YEARS) Children: Reagan (14)

EDUCATION

High School: Grants High School 1991, Grants, NM

College Degree: New Mexico Highlands University (BA Political Science and History) 1995

COACHING BACKGROUND
Assistant Baseball Coach: Aztec High School 1997
Assistant Baseball Coach: Shiprock High School 1998
Assistant Football Coach: Shiprock High School 1997-2003
Assistant Basketball Coach: Shiprock High School 1999-2001
Assistant Wrestling Coach: Shiprock High School 2002-2004
Head Softball Coach: Shiprock High School 1999-2004
Assistant Basketball Coach: Piedra Vista High School 2004-2005
Assistant Football Coach: Piedra Vista High School 2004-Present
Head Softball Coach: Piedra Vista High School 2004-Present

HONORS

District 1-AAA Coach of the Year 2001, 2002

District 1-AAAA Coach of the Year 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013
Navajo Times All-Area Coach of the Year 2001, 2002, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2014

Gallup Independent Coach of the Year 2001, 2002
NMHSCA Coach of the Year 2007, 2010
NFHS NM Coach of the Year 2007, 2010, 2012, 2019
NHSACA Region 8 Coach of the Year 2011, 2013
Softball West Magazine NM Coach of the Year 2013
NFCA Coaching Staff of the Year 2011, 2013
NHSACA NATIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR 2013

NM SPORTS HALL OF FAME COACH OF THE YEAR 2013
GRANTS HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE 2019

 

HEAD COACHING

[ RECORD BY THE YEAR ]
1999 SHIPROCK HIGH SCHOOL 8-12
2000 SHIPROCK HIGH SCHOOL 8-14
2001 SHIPROCK HIGH SCHOOL 17-8

DISTRICT CHAMPIONS, REGION “D” CHAMPIONS, STATE AAA RUNNER UP

2002 SHIPROCK HIGH SCHOOL 21-4

DISTRICT CHAMPIONS, REGION “D” CHAMPIONS, STATE AAA 3 RD PLACE

2003 SHIPROCK HIGH SCHOOL 15-11
2004 SHIPROCK HIGH SCHOOL 17-8
2005 PIEDRA VISTA HIGH SCHOOL 14-12
2006 PIEDRA VISTA HIGH SCHOOL 25-5
DISTRICT 1-AAAA RUNNER UP, AAAA STATE CHAMPIONS
2007 PIEDRA VISTA HIGH SCHOOL 28-2

DISTRICT 1-AAAA CHAMPIONS, AAAA STATE CHAMPIONS, NATIONAL RANK #23

2008 PIEDRA VISTA HIGH SCHOOL 29-2

DISTRICT 1-AAAA CHAMPIONS, AAAA STATE CHAMPIONS, NATIONAL RANK #25

2009 PIEDRA VISTA HIGH SCHOOL 27-4

DISTRICT 1-AAAA CHAMPIONS, AAAA STATE CHAMPIONS, NATIONAL RANK #40

2010 PIEDRA VISTA HIGH SCHOOL 28-2

DISTRICT 1-AAAA CHAMPIONS, AAAA STATE CHAMPIONS, NATIONAL RANK #18

2011 PIEDRA VISTA HIGH SCHOOL 26-5

DISTRICT 1-AAAA CHAMPIONS, AAAA STATE CHAMPIONS, NATIONAL RANK #20

2012 PIEDRA VISTA HIGH SCHOOL 24-7
DISTRICT 1-AAAA CHAMPIONS, AAAA STATE CHAMPIONS
2013 PIEDRA VISTA HIGH SCHOOL 26-5
DISTRICT 1-AAAA CHAMPIONS, AAAA STATE CHAMPIONS
2014 PIEDRA VISTA HIGH SCHOOL 22-9
DISTRICT 1-AAAA CHAMPIONS, AAAA STATE CHAMPIONS
2015 PIEDRA VISTA HIGH SCHOOL 16-14
DISTRICT 1-AAAAA RUNNER UP, AAAAA STATE QUARTERFINALS
2016 PIEDRA VISTA HIGH SCHOOL 20-10
DISTRICT 1-AAAAA RUNNER UP, AAAAA STATE 3 RD PLACE FINISH
2017 PIEDRA VISTA HIGH SCHOOL 16-13
DISTRICT 1-AAAAAA CHAMPIONS, AAAAAA QUARTERFINALIST
2018 PIEDRA VISTA HIGH SCHOOL 15-15

DISTRICT 1-AAAAAA 4 TH PLACE, AAAAAA QUARTERFINALIST (TOP 6)

2019 PIEDRA VISTA HIGH SCHOOL 18-11
DISTRICT 1-AAAAA RUNNER UP, AAAAA QUARTERFINALIST

 

OVERALL RECORD: 420-173

(9 STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS, 1 STATE RUNNER UP, [2] 3 RD PLACE STATE FINISHES,
11 DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIPS, 4 DISTRICT RUNNERS UP, 5 NATIONALLY RANKED TEAMS)

 

ABOUT COACH WERTH

Coach Werth is currently in his 15th season at the helm of the Piedra Vista High School Panther Softball Program.  Since his arrival, the Panthers have captured “7” Consecutive Class AAAA State Championships.  Coach Werth’s Panthers are known for their offensive prowess. The Panthers have become one of the best offensive teams not only in the state of NM but the entire Nation. Coach Werth has had more than 80 of his graduating seniors receive an offer to play at the next level.   

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