McMurry, head football coach part ways after 5 years

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After five seasons as McMurry's head football coach, Lance Hinson, resigned Monday.

Hinson compiled a 14-35 overall record which included three 2-8 seasons.

The University of North Texas graduate led the War Hawks through their four-year transition from Division II back to Division III.

Prior to being hired at McMurry, Hinson was the head coach at the University of Saint Mary, an NAIA school in Leavenworth, Kansas.

Hinson was the Spires' defensive coordinator from 2002-2004, and assumed the head coaching job in 2005. In nine seasons as head coach, Hinson's teams were 38-54 overall.

Hinson was named the Kansas Collegiate Athlete Conference Co-Coach of the Year in 2005 and 2011.

The War Hawks completed a 2-8 campaign on Saturday with an 83-6 loss at crosstown rival Hardin-Simmons.

McMurry lost its final three games of the year by a combined score of 225-20.

Hinson's tenure may have been highlighted by his first game with the War Hawks -- a 26-17 win at FCS member Houston Baptist.

McMurry was playing its final season as a Division II school.

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