New Mexico names Eddie Nunez as its new athletic director

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) University of New Mexico officials say Eddie Nunez has been hired as the school’s new athletic director.

The 42-year-old Nunez has been at LSU for the past 14 years and was most recently the Tigers’ deputy director of athletics.

Nunez will become the 13th athletic director in UNM’s history.

He replaces Paul Krebs, who announced his retirement in June after 11 years with the Lobos.

UNM officials say they don’t have a start date for Nunez, but a formal news conference for him is expected next week.