Las Cruces High School did the right thing by hiring William Benjamin to be the boys head basketball coach.
Benjamin served for 12 years as an LCHS assistant coach and knows the school, the players and the system. It's also nice to see someone pay their dues and get rewarded for their service.
The Bulldawgs had a talented team last season. Coach Mike Smith took criticism for Las Cruces' flat performances from time to time, but last year the team surprised. Many close to the program endorsed Benjamin. He's a former Aggie too, which means something. He's been in Las Cruces for some time and has stayed loyal to the community.
LCHS is a sleeping giant on the basketball court. It would be nice to see Benjamin do a good job and prove his coaching ability. It's a job he was hungry to attain.