College football coach fired after disappointing 4-8 season
We are getting to the point of the year where more coaches will continue to be fired. Saturday, there was another firing as New Mexico reportedly let go of coach Danny Gonzales, Pete Thamel of ESPN reported.
Sources: New Mexico has separated from head coach Danny Gonzales after four seasons as head coach.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) November 26, 2023
Gonzales was the defensive coordinator at Arizona State in 2018 under then-coach Herm Edwards, and then he was hired at New Mexico on December 17, 2019. He was the head coach of New Mexico for 4 seasons, as he finished with a career record of 11-31.
His first season was cut short by COVID, and the team went 2-5. In the next 2 seasons, he was 3-9 and then 2-10. The 4 wins the Lobos had this season were the most during his time at the coach.
Gonzales is from Albuquerque, and graduated from New Mexico in 1998. He was a graduate assistant at New Mexico from 1999 to 2002. After that, he moved to the video coordinator position for New Mexico from 2003-2005, before becoming involved with the special teams from 2006-2008.
The Lobos lost their season-finale, 44-41, in overtime against Utah State on Friday night. It has been a while since New Mexico has played in a bowl game, as the Lobos last were in a bowl against Arizona in 2015.