UNM head coach interviews for MLS job

Posted at: 11/05/2013 9:59 PM
By: J.P. Murrieta, KOB Eyewitness Sports 4

University of New Mexico men's soccer coach Jeremy Fishbein interviewed this week for an MLS head coaching job.  Fishbein met with FC Dallas owners Clark and Dan Hunt about their head coaching vacancy.

Fishebin said he was not offered the job, but was flattered by their interest.  “It’s a compliment,” Fishbein said.

Sources tell us Fishbein’s name was talked about with at least one other MLS team this year. 

“Opportunities will come, if that’s the direction I decide to take in my coaching career, but I love it here,” he said.  “I love Albuquerque, I love New Mexico and I love our guys.”

“I see myself as an educator and I work for an educational institution. That’s very different than working for a professional sports organization, so I felt the timing was OK in that it wasn’t going to be a huge distraction to our guys.”

For now, it looks like the Lobos won’t have to look for a new soccer coach.

“It would take a hell of a lot to get me out of Albuquerque, I’ll tell you that,” said Fishbein.