After just one season at SMU, it appears Hal Mumme will be back in charge of his own football program in very short order.
While nothing is official as of yet, FootballScoop.com reported Friday afternoon that Mumme “will be the next head coach at Belhaven.” The private Christian liberal arts university is located in Jackson, Miss., and its football program plays at the NAIA level.
The Dallas Morning News subsequently confirmed Mumme’s impending departure.
Prior to spending the 2013 season as the Mustangs’ assistant head coach and passing game coordinator, Mumme had served as the head coach at Div. III McMurry University (2009-12), New Mexico State (2005-08), FCS Southeastern Louisiana (2003-04), Div. II Valdosta State (1992-96) and NAIA Iowa Wesleyan (1989-91). Most famously, Mumme spent four years (1997-2000) as the head coach at Kentucky.
Prior to SMU, Mumme’s last non-head-coaching job was from 1982-85 as UTEP’s offensive coordinator.
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