Dewey Bohling

Dewey Bohling, Albuquerque born, lettered three years in football and twice in track at Hardin Simmons University in 1956-1958… As a three year starter on the football team, he returned a total of 56 kicks for a combined 865 yards, the single season record until 1990, the only time it’s been topped. He earned First Team Border Conference honors in 1958. Bohling amassed 2,484 all-purpose yards, ranking seventh all time at HSU in the Division I era. He brought the Cowboys their only individual title of the 1957 Border Conference Track and Field Meet when he won the discus. In 1959, he left HSU to pursue a career in professional football, playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers, the New York Titans, and the Buffalo Bills. He returned to HSU, completing his coursework in 1963, then worked as a football and track coach in New Mexico for 43 years. . He compiled a 150-100 record and won four district championships in football. In track, he won eight district championships, placed third in the state in 1970, and coached fifteen state champions. Bohling was at Wingate High School in Fort Wingate, N.M., from 1970 to ’77 where he coached football, track and basketball. He established the football and track program at Navajo Pine, coached at Window Rock, spent five years at Cuba, and from there went to Taos. He also coached at Hatch, Lordsburg, Eldorado, Menaul and today, he is assistant coach of girls’ varsity track and field at La Cueva High School in Albuquerque.

He was inducted into the New Mexico Track and Cross Country Coaches Hall of Fame in 2012.