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  • Americas

    38

    Franklin

    41

    AT
    10/17 - OT/Final
  • Andress

    66

    Jefferson

    6

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Andrews

    47

    San Elizario

    8

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Austin

    10

    El Paso

    21

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Brownsfield

    45

    Tornillo

    0

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Burges

    0

    Canutillo

    52

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Chaparral

    6

    Centennial

    41

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Cobre

    21

    Hatch

    0

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Coronado

    48

    Socorro

    34

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Del Valle

    48

    Bel Air

    3

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Fabens

    7

    Mountain View

    3

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Hanks

    28

    Ysleta

    35

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Horizon

    20

    Riverside

    50

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Irvin

    0

    Chapin

    55

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Las Cruces

    48

    Gadsden

    6

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Los Lunas

    51

    Santa Teresa

    19

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Oñate

    49

    Deming

    14

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Parkland

    0

    Eastlake

    27

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Wink

    30

    Van Horn

    19

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • El Dorado

    42

    Montwood

    0

    AT
    10/16 - Final

Dr. Boston's contract extended at NMSU

Dr. Boston's contract extended at NMSU
NMSU Athletics
New Mexico State

POSTED: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 4:29pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 9:06pm

The employment agreement for New Mexico State University Athletics Director McKinley Boston has been extended until Dec. 31, when he will step down from his post. Meanwhile, Boston will continue to work with NMSU President Garrey Carruthers on a number of issues facing the Athletics Department, including conference realignment, athletic finances and the day-to-day operation of the department.

“Dr. Boston has done a fine job in leading our athletics department over the past 10 years,” Carruthers said. “I am most pleased with his attention to academics and the development of support groups for our student athletes during his time at NMSU.”

This emphasis in academics has resulted in a 73-percent graduation rate of NMSU’s student athletes as well as an improvement in the university’s academic progress rate, or APR. APR is the measure used by the NCAA to chart the academic success of NMSU student athletes and it has risen over the past few years.

“I think the most significant accomplishment during my time has been changing the culture of the NMSU Athletics Department to better reflect the academic culture of the university,” Boston said. “The behavior of our student athletes has also improved. Today they are role models and important members of our community.”

During Boston’s tenure, NMSU student athletes have logged thousands of hours of community service each year. Under his watch, NMSU student athletes have won 16 WAC team championships and 33 WAC individual championships. Boston also guided NMSU through the transition of the Western Athletic Conference, which saw a dramatic change in both the face and the geographic footprint of the conference.

“I am very pleased with the capital improvements Dr. Boston has overseen during his time at NMSU,” Carruthers said. “Since he was named NMSU Athletics Director in 2004, the university has embarked on major renovations to both the Pan American Center and Presley Askew Stadium. We have also recently completed a major renovation to the Coca-Cola Weight Training Center and will soon complete work on new turf for Aggie Memorial Stadium.”

NMSU will begin a national search for its next athletics director. Carruthers will soon name a search committee with representation from NMSU’s faculty and staff as well as community members. He said the next athletics director will be heavily engaged in the promotion and fundraising for NMSU athletics.
 

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