Walker Announces Dunbar Offered Offensive Coordinator Position

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head football coach DeWayne Walker announced Monday that Mike Dunbar has been offered the Aggies’ offensive coordinator position. Dunbar has over 25 years of coaching experience and is well-respected for his innovative and productive offenses.

Dunbar was recently at the University of Minnesota where he served as the Gophers’ assistant head coach/offensive coordinator from 2007 to 2008.

"Based off coach Dunbar's experience and the different things he does schematically, he has put up great numbers and scored points every place he has been," Walker said. "I feel that coach Dunbar will be a tremendous fit for the program."

Dunbar directed the Minnesota offense, which set a school record for pass completions (262) and had the second-most passing years (2,949) in school history in 2007. The Gopher pass offense improved from fifth to third in the Big Ten during Dunbar’s first season. He guided Minnesota freshman quarterback Adam Weber to third-team Freshman All-America and Freshman All-Big Ten honors, as the Gopher signal-caller set new school records for season pass completions (258), attempts (449), yards (2,895) and TD passes (24).

Walker also announced that he will be interviewing candidates for the open secondary position during the College Football Coaches Convention in mid-January.