New Mexico St. parts with coach Doug Martin after 9 seasons
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State announced Saturday it is making a coaching changes, moving on from Doug Martin after nine seasons.
Aggies athletic director Mario Moccia said after New Mexico State (2-10) ended its regular season by beating UMass that Martin’s contract, which is set to expire after the season, would not be renewed.
“I wanted to take the opportunity to publicly thank Doug for everything he’s done for the program,” Moccia told reporters. “He faced many challenges, from social conduct to APR issues. And he more than improved those items.”
Martin finished 25-74 at New Mexico State, a major college football independent. The Aggies will be joining Conference USA by 2023.
The 58-year-old Martin had one winning season, guiding New Mexico State to a bowl game in 2013 for the first time since 1960. The 57-year bowl drought was the longest in the country. The Aggies won the Arizona Bowl against Utah State to finish 7-6.