David Gomez, an assistant coach at Alcorn State University for the last four years, was hired Tuesday as Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball coach, according to a school press release.
Gomez will be just the third coach in the program’s 22-year history. He takes over for Chris Terry, who left in August to take a job at Regis College in Colorado.
“Due to the timing of having to fill this position, I was concerned about the quality of our candidate pool,” ENMU athletics director Jeff Geiser said in the release. “However, after receiving over 50 applications, I believe we have hit a home run with the hiring of David Gomez.
“He has ties to New Mexico and West Texas, has been an assistant coach at Division I Alcorn State University, and is ready to take the reigns as a head coach.”
Gomez was also the recruiting coordinator Alcorn State, A Division I school in Lorman, Miss.
Gomez also served as an assistant coach at Frank Phillips College in Borger, Texas, and New Mexico Military Institute.
He was a pitcher an outfielder Gomez at NMMI and Southern University.
He is a graduate of South Lafourche High School in Cut Off, La.
The Greyhounds were 35-59 record in two season under Terry, including a 21-27 mark in 2013.