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DeWayne Walker Named Head Coach At New Mexico State

Courtesy New Mexico State University
December 30, 2008

New Mexico State Athletics Director Dr. McKinley Boston has confirmed that DeWayne Walker will be introduced as the Aggies’ 33rd head football coach on Wednesday morning.

Walker has been a part of the coaching ranks for 21 years at both the collegiate and professional levels. Most recently, Walker was in his third season as UCLA’s defensive coordinator. In addition, he served as UCLA’s interim head coach for the 2007 Pioneer Las Vegas Bowl game. Walker, who excelled at coaching defenses for three different organizations in the National Football League prior to coming to UCLA, has established himself as one of the top defensive minds in the collegiate game. His professional coaching resume includes stops with the Washington Redskins, New York Giants and the New England Patriots.

Walker’s Bruin defenses ranked 33rd, 29th and 48th in the nation that past three season. In 2008, UCLA’s passing defense was among the nation’s leaders, ranking 11th overall by holding its opponents to just 167.6 yards per game through the air.

Walker replaces Hal Mumme, who was the Aggies’ head coach from 2004-07.