Bob Davie to step aside as coach at Contemporary Mexico

By | November 26, 2019

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FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, file photo, New Mexico coach Bob Davie leads his team from the field at halftime of an NCAA college football game against Hawaii in Albuquerque, N.M. On Monday, Nov. 25, Davie agreed to step aside as New Mexico’s coach at the end of the season, ending an uneven eight-season tenure with the Lobos. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton, File)

FILE – On this Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, file portray, Contemporary Mexico coach Bob Davie leads his crew from the sector at halftime of an NCAA faculty soccer sport against Hawaii in Albuquerque, N.M. On Monday, Nov. 25, Davie agreed to step aside as Contemporary Mexico’s coach at the discontinuance of the season, ending an uneven eight-season tenure with the Lobos. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton, File)

Bob Davie has agreed to step aside as Contemporary Mexico’s coach at the discontinuance of the season, ending an uneven eight-season tenure with the Lobos.

Davie and athletic director Eddie Nuñez announced Monday that the broken-down Notre Dame coach will step down after Saturday’s sport against Utah Pronounce, calling it a mutual resolution.

“After meeting with coach Davie this morning, we both agree that the time has plot for a new direction for our soccer program,” Nuñez acknowledged in a assertion. “I’m appreciative of the work that coach Davie has done at UNM.”

Contemporary Mexico is 2-9 this season and has misplaced its closing eight video games.

Davie is 35-63 at Contemporary Mexico but twice guided the Lobos to bowl video games and earned Contemporary Mexico’s first bowl victory in 10 years.

“In stepping aside, I’m happy with what we finished at UNM, but we are all disillusioned that we have in mind now no longer been in a station to use the success that we finished and all desire,” Davie acknowledged in a assertion. “My family and I will most definitely be forever grateful to UNM for giving me the different to educate again after being at ESPN for 10 years.”

Even although the crew went to serve-to-serve bowls in 2015 and 2016, the Lobos went 3-9 in each of the following two seasons.

This season started with a distress as Davie collapsed on the sector moments after a season-opening victory against Sam Houston Pronounce on Aug. 31.

He changed into hospitalized for several days with a aloof-undisclosed ailment. He overlooked the crew’s ensuing two video games, alongside side a return to Notre Dame, which the Lobos misplaced 66-14 while he watched on tv from Albuquerque.

Three weeks ago, junior defensive discontinuance Nahje Flowers died by suicide, inflicting Contemporary Mexico’s sport with Air Power to be postponed two weeks.

When he changed into hired in November of 2011, Davie inherited a crew that had gone 3-37 in its old 40 video games.

His 35 wins are third most in program historical past and after Saturday, he’ll have in mind coached 99 video games, second most in college historical past.

Davie changed into also suspended for 30 days in the spring of 2018 thanks to alleged bodily abuse of avid gamers.