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Matt Melvin out as boys basketball coach at Navajo Prep

Melvin logged more than 100 wins in five seasons, led Eagles to Class 3A title
Navajo Prep head coach Matt Melvin talks to his team during a time out against Tohatchi on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024 at Eagles Nest. (Curtis Ray Benally/Turkeyboy Photography)

FARMINGTON – Navajo Prep is looking for a new head coach for the boys basketball team. The school’s website was updated last week indicating an opening in that position.

Matt Melvin, who had been the Eagles head coach for five seasons, confirmed to the Tri-City Record Saturday night that he was no longer the head coach at the school. Melvin was unable to comment further on the matter. Attempts to get comment from school administrators were unsuccessful as of Monday.

The Eagles are defending Class 3A state champions. Navajo Prep finished the season with a record of 26-4, capped off with a 60-50 win over Robertson in the state championship game at The Pit in Albuquerque on March 16.

Melvin took over the coaching job in 2019 after the resignation of Rick Hoerner. In five seasons as head coach, Melvin recorded 102 wins against only 26 losses, winning the District 1-3A title in each of those seasons with a combined record of 55-1 against district competition.

The Tri-City Record will update this story as more information becomes available.