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Sources: West Texas A&M making head coaching change

Hunter Hughes will not return after six seasons leading the program, sources tell FotballScoop.

Hunter Hughes will not return as the head coach at West Texas A&M, sources told FootballScoop on Monday. Dave Campbell's Texas Football first reported the news.

WT concluded a 5-6 season on Nov. 12 with a 3-game losing skid. 

West Texas A&M is a Division II school in Canyon, Texas, south of Amarillo. The Buffaloes compete in the Lone Star Conference.

Hughes has led the program since the 2017 campaign. He inherited a struggling program and, after a 3-8 debut, posted the program's first winning record in three years with a 6-5 mark in 2018. WT improved to 8-3 in 2019 and went 7-4 in 2021. 

His tenure concludes with a 32-29 overall record and an 18-22 mark in LSC play.

Hughes spent 10 seasons as the defensive coordinator at Colorado State-Pueblo prior to his arrival in Canyon. His peers named him the FootballScoop Division II Coordinator of the Year in 2014. 

WT opened Bain-Schaeffer Buffalo Stadium in 2019, which puts it as one of the top venues in Division II. Fan support is also regarded among the tops in D2.

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