New coach leads Hounds

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Dave Wagner Chris Terry realizes building a consistently competitive baseball program at Eastern New Mexico University will be a work in progress. Terry is about to venture into his first season with the Greyhounds after replacing the venerable Phil Clabaugh, who resurrected the program in 1992 and guided it for the past 20 years. A […]

Zias to rely on youth

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Dave Wagner Third-year Eastern New Mexico University softball coach Lauren Sigwing was philosophical after her team was picked for last place in the revised 10-team Lone Star Conference’s preseason poll last week. “I’d have been really surprised if we’d been picked any higher,” she said. The Zias (13-41, 3-18 LSC South last year) know they […]

ACU hires Ribaudo to coach special teams

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Former Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo has been named special teams coach at Lone Star Conference rival Abilene Christian. New Wildcats coach Ken Collums made the announcement on Saturday as he begins to build a staff. Collums, ACU’s offensive co-ordinator for the previous six years, was […]

Hounds name new football coach

Former Eastern New Mexico University player and graduate assistant Josh Lynn plans to hit the ground running in his new position as the school’s football coach. Lynn, who will turn 33 on Dec. 23, was named ENMU’s 15th head coach on Monday, replacing Mark Ribaudo. “I think Eastern New Mexico is a good place, and […]

ENMU narrows coaching search to three

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University has narrowed its search for a football coach to three candidates. Athletic director Jeff Geiser said Tuesday that the finalists are New Mexico Military coach Jeff Lynn, Copperas Cove (Texas) High School coach Jack Welch and Texas-El Paso assistant Jeff Woodruff. The new coach will replace Mark Ribaudo, […]

Press release: ENMU narrows football coach search to three

PORTALES, N.M. — After an extensive search, Eastern New Mexico University Athletic Director Dr. Jeff Geiser has announced the three finalists for the position of Greyhound head football coach. Josh Lynn (NMMI), Jack Welsh (Copperas Cove) and Jeff Woodruff (UTEP) have been named as finalists, with all three bringing plenty of quality accomplishments to the […]

Approximately 60 apply for Hounds football job

Freedom New Mexico ENMU athletic director Jeff Geiser said the school hopes to have its head football coaching position filled by the end of next week. Mark Ribaudo resigned Nov. 15 upon request after seven losing seasons as Greyhounds head coach. Geiser said Monday the school has approximately 60 applicants, with a wide range of […]

Hounds dealing with weather in Division II nationals

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University cross country coach Mike Harney was walking around Spokane, Wash., on Thursday and said the sun was out with the temperature around 30 degrees. For today’s NCAA Division II national cross country meet at Plantes Ferry Sports Complex, the forecast was for temps in the high 20s with […]

Zias’ 100-point effort gives coach first win

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By Larry Booker: FNM correspondent PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team needed nearly all of the 100 points they scored Tuesday to give coach Lindsey Wilson her first win. Senior post Precious Herrin poured in a career-high 34 points and Clovis’ Tori Northcutt added 12 points and 10 rebounds as ENMU […]

ENMU parts ways with football coach Ribaudo

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Dave Wagner Mark Ribaudo’s 15-year run at Eastern New Mexico University is over. The school said in a release on Tuesday that it had “requested and received” Ribaudo’s resignation after seven seasons as ENMU’s head football coach. Athletic director Jeff Geiser said the school would like to have a coach in place by Dec. 1, […]

Sixth-ranked Skyhawks hold off Zias

Larry Booker Coming off a 5-21 season with a first-year head coach, one might assume the Zias would find themselves overmatched in their season opener against the No. 6-ranked team in NCAA Division II. This would not be the case Saturday night as ENMU battled down to the final minutes in their 84-74 loss to […]

Paterno had obligation to notify police

Freedom New Mexico It is unclear how much detail legendary Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno knew from the eyewitness account related to him in 2002 by a graduate assistant who said he saw assistant coach Jerry Sandusky with a young boy in the locker room showers. But Paterno knew enough to bring it […]

Zias coach trying to change culture

By Larry Booker: FNM correspondent First-year Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Lindsey Wilson brings a strong pedigree of success to the job. A former Lone Star Conference player at Southeastern Oklahoma and Central Oklahoma, Wilson says she’s quite happy with the reception she’s received in Portales. “ENMU is great,” said Wilson, who spent […]

Coach’s cemetery exercise misses point

Occasionally, though not very often, the inspiration from this column comes from some other piece of information which slides across the Internet. Such is the case in today’s piece. Upstate New York, where a junior varsity football coach and English teacher forced members of the team, after a losing game, to detour into the local […]

Youthful Texans hunting first win at ENMU

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico After going through an un-Tarleton State-like 3-8 campaign in 2010, second-year Texans coach Cory Fowler is looking to change the culture of the program. Forty-three of the 100 players on Tarleton’s roster are in the freshman class as Fowler tries to steer away from a reliance on transfers and […]

New ENMU cross country coach optimistic

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — If the Eastern New Mexico University men didn’t scare Abilene Christian’s 20-time Lone Star Conference champion last fall, it’s safe to say they got the Wildcats’ attention. The Greyhounds ran a strong second to ACU in the LSC, and the bulk of their team returns. Meantime, ENMU’s […]

ENMU names Chris Terry baseball coach

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Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University has found its new baseball coach. Chris Terry was selected on Thursday to replace Phil Clabaugh, who resigned in May after 20 seasons at the helm. Terry, 38, has spent the past four years at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo., an NAIA school. He compiled a record of 120-80 […]

Ex-Zias star hired to coach at Xavier (La.)

Freedom New Mexico NEW ORLEANS — Former Eastern New Mexico University volleyball standout Christabell Hamilton has been hired to coach volleyball at Xavier University of Louisiana, an NAIA school. The former Christabell Mariner played at ENMU from 1999-2002, earning all Lone Star Conference South Division honors three times. She set school records for kills in […]

ENMU narrows baseball coach search to three

CNJ staff Eastern New Mexico University athletic director Jeff Geiser left no doubt about the most important factor in narrowing the search for a new baseball coach to three finalists. “Recruiting is the lifeblood of any program,” Geiser said. Veteran West Texas high school baseball coach Jimmy Webster, Culver-Stockton College (Mo.) head coach Chris Terry […]

Press release: ENMU baseball coach search narrowed to three

PORTALES, N.M. — Eastern New Mexico University Athletic Director, Dr. Jeff Geiser has announced the three finalists for the position of Greyhound baseball coach. Jimmy Webster, Chris Terry and Mike Silva bring a strong amount of experience to the table in the search for a new coach after Phil Clabaugh announced his retirement last month. […]