The last man to lead the New Mexico Highlands football program to a league championship is returning to a sideline near you.
NMHU late last week announced the hiring of Ed Rifilato — most recently the head coach at Fort Lewis — as the Cowboys’ defensive coordinator.
In 1999, his sole year as Highlands’ head coach, Rifilato led the Cowboys to a share of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference title. He had been Carl Ferrill’s defensive coordinator at NMHU the three years prior to that.
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