Saturday, January 18, 2014

Hal Mumme named head coach at Belhaven

For those who missed it, former Aggie head football coach Hal Mumme was hired Friday at Belhaven University, a NAIA school in Mississippi.

Mumme was fired at NMSU following the 2008 season and spent last year as an assistant coach at Southern Methodist University.

Here’s a short story from the Associated Press on Mumme’s return to the head coaching seat at Belhaven:

Belhaven has hired former New Mexico State head coach Hal Mumme to lead its football program.

The 61-year-old was the passing game coordinator under June Jones at Southern Methodist in 2013. This will be Mumme’s seventh head coaching job and he is widely known for his prolific passing offenses.

Mumme coached at New Mexico State from 2005-08, compiling an 11-38 record during that time.

From a national standpoint, Mumme’s most high profile job was at Kentucky from 1997-2000, where he coached quarterback Tim Couch, who was the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft in 1999.

Belhaven, a small private school that plays in the NAIA, finished with a 3-8 record last season. The school announced the hire on Friday.

Belhaven President Roger Parrott said in a school release that, “I am excited for our students, our players, and our alumni, because Belhaven football is going to join the ‘Air-Raid’ and soar.”

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