NMSU Women's Soccer Makes Coaching Change, Delgado Not Retained

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State Director of Athletics Mario Moccia announced Sunday afternoon that head women’s soccer coach Freddy Delgado’s contract will not be renewed.

Delgado finished his tenure at New Mexico State with an overall record of 24-55-4 and 12-19-3 in Western Athletic Conference play after four seasons at the helm, fifth overall with the program. He recently wrapped up the 2017 season with a 9-10-2 overall record and 3-3-1 mark in WAC play.

Delgado became the all-time wins leader for New Mexico State on Saturday, Aug. 26, of this year when the Aggies defeated Alcorn state 8-0 – passing his predecessor Blair Quinn (17-35-8).

“Freddy has been a valued member of our athletic department and I would like to thank him for his service to New Mexico State University,” Moccia said. “We had great wins over New Mexico and UTEP for the first time in our program’s history this year, but after careful evaluation we have elected to move in a different direction.”

The nine wins this season for NM State was just one win shy of tying the 2011 squad for most wins in a single-season. However, the nine wins tied them with the inaugural 2009 squad (9-9-1) for the second-most wins in a single-season.

In addition, Delgado also guided the Aggie soccer team to its first victory ever over Battle of I-25 rival New Mexico and Battle of I-10 rival UTEP this season.

“We will begin a national search for a new head coach immediately,” Moccia said. “Given the success of our other programs in the Western Athletic Conference and in a geographic area where soccer is played and popular amongst the community, we feel that this will be a very attractive opportunity for interested candidates.”