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WTAMU fires Nesbitt following 6-5 campaign

WTAMU Head Coach Mike Nesbitt was released by the school Friday following a 6-5 season in 2016 / Source: WTAMU WTAMU Head Coach Mike Nesbitt was released by the school Friday following a 6-5 season in 2016 / Source: WTAMU
CANYON, TX (KFDA) -

West Texas A&M University has fired Head Coach Mike Nesbitt following a 6-5 record during the 2016 collegiate football season.

WTAMU Athletic Director Michael McBroom announced the decision to relieve Nesbitt from his post Friday.

“This was a difficult decision, as Mike is a great coach and an even better person," McBroom said. "He and his family have been an integral part of WT in many different capacities, and his mentoring of his players has been second to none. To his credit, Mike inherited an extremely difficult situation and led the football program admirably with the utmost professionalism. He put us on a path to a more stable program and one that operates within the mission of our great university.” 

Nesbitt finishes his coaching career at WTAMU with a 25-17 record in 4 seasons.

Nesbitt rejoined the Buffs coaching staff in 2013 as the offensive line coach and took over the interim head coaching duties in that August. The Buffs went 11-3 and earned a spot in the national quarterfinal round of the NCAA playoffs. 

The Buffs posted another winning season in 2014 but had four wins vacated due to NCAA violations. The team finished 6-4 in 2015.

“Simply stated, this is a results-oriented business and we have not met the expectations I have for the football program in terms of wins,” McBroom said.

A press conference is scheduled for 5 p.m. Friday at the school. NewsChannel 10's Brianna Mellon and D.J. Ezell will be at the conference and will have the latest on the head coaching search. 

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