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Quick Hits: Ex-Ags Coach Mumme Finds Job

LAS CRUCES — Former New Mexico State head football coach Hal Mumme has been hired as the head coach at McMurry University in Abilene, Texas.

He will be formally introduced today at a 10 a.m. news conference. He replaces Donnie Gray, who went 2-18 in his two years as the program’s head coach. Mumme confirmed the hire Tuesday afternoon.

McMurry plays Division III football in the American Southwest Conference.

“I’m looking forward to the challenge of coaching again,” Mumme said. “I wasn’t sure about doing anything next fall, but it’s worked out and it’s a new challenge. I was looking for work and MuMurry needed a new coach.”

Mumme was fired last December at NMSU after four years at the helm of the Aggies. His last team at NMSU went 3-9 overall and 1-7 in the Western Athletic Conference. Mumme won just 11 games in four years as the head coach at NMSU.

McMurry has gone 16-73 over the past eight seasons

MWC Honors Lobo Runner Emanuel

COLORADO SPRINGS — New Mexico senior Lee Emanuel has been selected as the Mountain West Conference men’s outdoor track & field athlete of the week.

Emanuel won the 800-meter in a career-best time of 1:49.21 to lead the New Mexico men to a victory over the fourteam field at the inaugural New Mexico Tailwind Invitational. The regionalqualifying time ranks the Hastings, England, product first on the MWC list for the season and tied for ninth in the nation, while moving him into seventh on New Mexico’s all-time performers chart. It was the best time registered by a Lobo since 1986.

LOBO GOLF: The 24th-ranked New Mexico women’s team is headed to California’s Monterey Peninsula for the 10th Mountain West Conference Championships. UNM is the defending champion. The 54-hole tournament begins Thursday on the par-72, 6,027-yard Blackhorse Golf Course in Seaside, Calif.

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PREPS: Eldorado’s eighth grade athletics night will be Monday at the school’s main gymnasium.