Tony Sanchez is the next head coach of NMSU after Jerry Kill steps down.

Coach Jerry Kill has stepped down as head coach of the New Mexico State football program, the school announced on Saturday, after two years of unlikely resuscitation. 

Kill made his decision recently, and the school lost no time in anointing his replacement, wide receivers coach Tony Sanchez, as the team's new head coach.  

"This year has been tremendously difficult for me, and I gave it everything I had physically, mentally and emotionally," Kill stated in an e-mail.  "New Mexico State has a special place in my heart 

because it represents the end of my journey as a head coach." While I will continue associated with the Aggies, I appreciate  

the need for an energetic head coach. Coach Sanchez, the student-athletes, and New Mexico State University all the best." 

Kill guided New Mexico State to one of the most notable turnarounds in the recent decade, going 17-11 in his two years as head coach. Back-to-back bowl 

appearances with a 10-5 record in 2023 was the school's first double-digit win season since 1960. 

According to ESPN, the Aggies learned of Kill's decision to resign during a team meeting on Saturday afternoon. 

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