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Danny Gonzales fired after four seasons at New Mexico

New Mexico head football coach Danny Gonzales has been let go after four seasons, the school announced on Saturday. Gonzales went just 11-32 at the helm of his alma mater, including a 4-8 (2-6) mark this year.

“After careful consideration, I have reached the conclusion that our football program needs new leadership,” AD Eddie Nuñez said in a press release. “I want to thank Danny for his service to the University of New Mexico.  Danny helped bring stability to our football program during a difficult time and played a big role in fostering a positive culture throughout our Department of Athletics. He truly cares about the University of New Mexico and all of our programs, and we are grateful for the lasting impact he has had on the student-athletes on our campus.  Coach Gonzales will always be a Lobo for Life.”

Gonzales is an Albuquerque-native who played for the Lobos from 1994-98. He spent much of his coaching career at UNM, but also had stops at San Diego State (2011-17) and Arizona State (2018-19), serving as DC with both programs.

The Lobos last played in the postseason in 2016, beating UTSA in the New Mexico Bowl.


credit to AP Photo/Matthew Hinton for the imag