JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Hal Mumme's head coaching career started at a small, private NAIA school.
Now he hopes it will end at one, too.
The 61-year-old Mumme - best known as one of the architects of the prolific Air Raid passing offense - was introduced as Belhaven's new football coach on Tuesday.
It's a big-name hire for the small school, which has about 1,200 undergraduates on its main campus in downtown Jackson. Mumme's coaching tree includes other prominent Air Raid disciples like Mike Leach (Washington State) and Dana Holgorsen (West Virginia).
Mumme spent the past season as the passing game coordinator at SMU. His most high-profile job was at Kentucky from 1997 to 2000, where he coached quarterback Tim Couch, who was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1999 NFL draft.