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UNM's head baseball coach contracted for 3 years

UNM's head baseball coach contracted for 3 years

KOB Web Staff
December 17, 2018 07:50 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The University of New Mexico Department of Athletics has announced that it has reached a three-year contract agreement with head baseball coach Ray Birmingham.

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"We are excited to have Coach Birmingham continue to lead our Lobo Baseball program," Athletic Director Eddie Nuñez said. "I appreciate his dedication to creating a highly-successful program that is committed to our student-athletes and their futures, as well as his contributions to our community."

Both Birmingham and his team have been visible and active in the community, hosting free clinics and making frequent visits to UNM Children's Hospital. Last year Birmingham teamed up with the U.S. Air Force Academy to have Lio Ortega, a 5-year old Lobo fan and cancer patient, deliver a "first hit," which earned national attention from the NCAA, USA Today and Good Morning America.

“I am proud to be a New Mexico educator and coach and have been blessed to be mentored by many outstanding New Mexico coaches and leaders. I love my state," Birmingham said.

Birmingham and the Lobo baseball team will embark on the 2019 season on February 15 as they open the regular season in Surprise, Ariz. against the defending National Champions, Oregon State.

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