New year, new Highlands football coach too.
Eric Young has been hired as New Mexico Highlands University head football coach, the school’s athletic department announced on Thursday.
Young most recently coached at the College of the Siskiyous in Weed, Calif. Young coached the Siskiyous Eagles for the past six seasons.
"I'm excited to get started. This is a great opportunity to turn this program around and bring back the tradition of winning to NMHU football," Young said in a news release.