Jim Hess, former New Mexico State football has died on Saturday 2nd of October 2021. His death was announced by his family.
The cause of his death has not been posted to the public.
In 1992, Jim led the program to its first winning season since 1978 by posting a 6-5 mark after being the coach for seven seasons.
During his seven-year as a coach of the Aggies, the graduate of Southeastern Oklahoma State University racked up 22 victories, which are the sixth-most by any Aggie head coach in program history.
Before signing a contract with the Aggies ahead of their 1990 season, Hess had constructed a highly successful coaching career in the state of Texas.
In the 1970s and 1980s, Hess led Angelo State to the highest of highs in the NAIA ranks.
Also under Hess’ watch, Angelo State won the 1978 NAIA Division I National Championship and made a total of three appearances in the NAIA Division I playoffs.