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Report: SMU’s Hal Mumme leaving for NAIA job

Hal Mumme

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.

(Photo credit: SMU athletics)

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4 Responses to “Report: SMU’s Hal Mumme leaving for NAIA job”
  1. tigersfandan says: Jan 17, 2014 2:07 PM

    Mumme has now been a head coach with 7 colleges and 2 high schools! Bobby Petrino is turning green with envy.

  2. daltongang1 says: Jan 17, 2014 5:18 PM

    This guy has rocks for brains…. Only known coach to leave a good program for NAIA… What the Heck?!

  3. 24mountaincreeks says: Jan 17, 2014 5:27 PM

    daltongang1 says: Jan 17, 2014 5:18 PM

    This guy has rocks for brains…. Only known coach to leave a good program for NAIA… What the Heck?!

    SMU is a good program?

  4. thefiesty1 says: Jan 17, 2014 5:31 PM

    Get Applewhite ASAP.

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