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John Gurule-Head Boys Coach

Throws/High Jump/Home Meet Coordinator

John Gurule enters his 3rd year as the boys head coach for Ignacio High School. Prior to this role, he was the head wrestling coach and assistant track/field coach at neighboring Durango High School for 2 years. John primarily works with the throws and high jump athletes.   

During his time at Durango High School, John was selected as the DHS Head Coach of the Year ('15), as well as CHSCA All-State Coach ('15).

When John arrived to Ignacio High School, he developed the districts first ever Indoor Track/Field club. The club travels to meets at University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and at Western State Colorado University in Gunnison, Colorado. The club hopes to add more meet locations in 2019. 

In July of 2018, John hosted an regional Jumpers Camp bringing in NCAA Champion and Professional High Jumper Susan Jackson to provide instruction to area athletes. The camp had age participation from High School freshman to post collegiate athletes.

John is an Ignacio High Alum ('03). As an Ignacio athlete he was a multiple time state qualifier in wrestling and track/field. He broke and reset the school discus record multiple times. During 2003 in Class 3A he placed 6th in wrestling, 5th in shot-put, and 6th in discus respectively. 

Post high school, he was a scholarship athlete at Western State Colorado University in Gunnison, Colorado for 2 years. 

John is a graduate of Fort Lewis College ('17) majoring in Educational Studies and holds a teaching license in K-12 Physical Education. 

His wife Sacena, has her undergrad from Fort Lewis College ('15) and a masters degree from California Baptist University ('16). In 2017 they welcomed their first child Nolan. 

Aimee DeSouchet-Head Girls Coach


Amiee enters her 2nd year as the head girls coach. She primarily works with the sprints and relays. Aimee is a teacher at the high school in the math department. 

Marissa Duffey-Assistant Coach

Distance/Horizontal Jumps

Marissa enters her 2nd year as in assistant coach with the high school program. She primarily works with distance. She also is the head coach for the high schools girls cross country program. Marissa is a teacher at the middle school in the socials studies department. 

  • Indoor track is going great! @aliy_white is working so hard and make amazing tremendous improvement. She has dedicated herself to our strength and conditioning program, and it has been paying off.
  • 🚨 🚨 🚨 🚨 The meeting has been changed to tomorrow. Sorry about the change, it was out of my hands. Same place, same time. Thanks. Coach G..
  • Next Monday in Mr. Lacombe’s room. During Bobcat Seminar. Come get info on the the upcoming Indoor Track Season. First meet is in December in Colorado Springs! See you there. Coach G.
  • Great season Cross Country! Indoor starts in a couple weeks. Our indoor meeting will be a week from today, Monday November 5th. Time/place will be available soon. #gobobcats🐾 #ignaciohighschool #crosscountry #track #trackandfield #running #indoortra...
  • #tbt Good look to Cross Country at the State Championships Saturday. You all have been working so hard for so long. Go take what is yours. -Coach G.
  • When Twin Day and Track Tuesday combine. Happy Homecoming Bobcats. #gobobcats🐾 #ignaciohighschool Thanks Mrs. Valdez and Coach Cosio for the support!
  • Swipe Left: Should I make limited edition shirts?? #gobobcats🐾 #ignaciohighschool
  • When you have track fever during cross country. 78 days until our first indoor meet. Who’s chasing a state championship this year?
  • Out for my evening run. And who do I run into? The dude @5lcogarcia Love this young mans dedication. Makes me want to work even harder to help our program when I see this. #gobobcats🐾
  • Indoor season can’t come fast enough! Shirts are ordered. See coach G to buy one. $20.
  • Good luck the girls cross country team today in Aztec!!! #gobobcats🐾 #ignaciohighschool
  • 200 days until Spring Track Starts. Yes I counted. Can’t wait!!