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Assistant for FCS power making jump to New Mexico State

During four years at Eastern Washington, Kevin Maurice has helped the Eagles develop one of the most explosive offenses in college football.

Now, New Mexico State's coaching staff is hoping Maurice can help impart a similar impact on the Aggies' offense.

Maurice has accepted the inside wide receivers and tight ends coaching position on the staff of Aggies' coach Doug Martin.

A Miami, Florida, native whose playing career originated in the Southwest at the University of Texas-El Paso, Maurice has previous stints on staffs at Miami, Purdue, Nevada and Cincinnati.

Maurice has been both an on-field assistant coach as well as a recruiting staffer at some of those stops, and Maurice pulled double-duty at EWU with his work as both running backs coach and head of community relations.

EWU just wrapped up a 5-1 spring season that concluded with five-straight wins, including last Saturday's 38-31 win against Idaho that avenged the team's season-opening loss.

Immediately prior to his time with the Eagles, Maurice was an assistant coach at the University of North Dakota.

At New Mexico State, Maurice joins a program that's been largely stabilized under Martin's direction and that just three years ago earned its first bowl berth in more than 50 years.

The Aggies played just two games this spring, opening with a loss against Tarleton State and then winning against Dixie State.

NMSU is scheduled to open its fall season at home against UTEP on Aug. 28.

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