Posted at: 02/01/2013 2:16 PM
By: J.P. Murrieta, KOB Eyewitness Sports 4
New Mexico State announced today Doug Martin has accepted an offer to become the school's new head football coach. Martin was named the interim head coach when DeWayne Walker left NMSU for an assistant's job in the NFL with Jacksonville.
“Obviously with the resignation of Coach DeWayne Walker, we then engaged in a search process for a new head coach, interviewing four candidates including Doug Martin over the last few days," said NMSU Athletic Director McKinley Boston in a released statement. "After that process the committee and I felt strongly that Doug would fit well as the Aggies’ next head coach,” Boston said. “Doug’s familiarity with Las Cruces, his desire to come back to Las Cruces, the overwhelming support of him as a candidate were all factors that went into the thought process. I’m very confident that Doug will provide great leadership in our effort to build a quality program as one that is defined as consistently bowl eligible. I look forward to working very closely with Doug to build a quality football program that we know everyone in Southern New Mexico, alumni across the state and the country would like to see. No one wants to see this program succeed anymore than I do.”
“I am thrilled for the opportunity and very appreciative that Dr. Boston and the administration have the confidence in me to move this program forward,” Martin said. “I think there is unlimited potential in this program and in this city and I look forward to building this football program to be part of the City of Las Cruces.”