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Hunter Hughes Named New WTAMU Coach

Hunter Hughes will be the new head football coach for West Texas A&M University.

Hughes, who is currently the defensive coordinator for Colorado State University-Pueblo, was announced as the new football coach for the program yesterday. According to WT Football's website, Hughes will be serving as the 28th head football coach for the program.

"We are thrilled to welcome Hunter to WT, the Texas Panhandle and we are excited about the future of Buffalo Football," WTAMU athletic director Michael McBroom said.  "Hunter has a proven track record of emphasizing academic success, of consistently winning at a high level over an extended period of time and promoting a balanced and positive student-athlete experience that includes integration into the campus and community."

A press release from WTAMU says that throughout Hunter's three seasons with CSUP, his defensive program has produced 14 All-Americas and 67 All-RMAC performers. In 2014, Hunter was also named a Coordinator of the Year finalist by The CSUP ThunderWolves made three NCAA Quarterfinals appearances, during Hughes' tenure as the defensive coordinator.

Hughes will be taking over from former WTAMU head coach, Mike Nesbitt.

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