|New Mexico State Aggies|
|University||New Mexico State University|
|Head coach||Chris Jans (2nd season)|
|Conference||Western Athletic Conference|
|Location||Las Cruces, New Mexico|
|Arena||Pan American Center |
|Colors||Crimson and White|
|NCAA Tournament Final Four|
|NCAA Tournament Elite Eight|
|NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen|
|1952, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1992*|
|NCAA Tournament Appearances|
|1952, 1959, 1960, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1975, 1979, 1990, 1991, 1992*, 1993*, 1994*, 1999, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019|
*vacated by NCAA
|Conference Tournament Champions|
|Big West: 1992, 1994, 1999|
WAC: 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019
|Conference Regular Season Champions|
|Border: 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1952, 1959, 1960|
Missouri Valley: 1977
Big West: 1990, 1993, 1994, 1997*, 1999
WAC: 2008, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019
|Conference Division Season Champions|
|Big West East: 1997*, 1999|
*all wins later vacated
Sun Belt West: 2002
The New Mexico State Aggies men's basketball team represents New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Founded in 1904, the Aggies currently compete in the Western Athletic Conference and last played in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament in 2019. The Aggies are one of 34 college basketball teams with multiple NBA retired jerseys from former players (Sam Lacey and John Williamson) and a team that reached the NCAA Final Four (in 1970). The team plays home games in the Pan American Center. The Aggies' head coach is Chris Jans.
A Lou Henson-coached team gained national attention during the 1970 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament by advancing to the Final Four. And in 1992 a Neil McCarthy-coached team advanced to the Sweet Sixteen, though that appearance has since been vacated. Aggie Basketball has seen 24 NCAA Tournament appearances, 5 NIT Tournament appearances, 15 regular season conference championships, and 9 conference tournament championships.
NMSU Basketball has seen much success throughout the years, reaching the NCAA Final Four in 1970, the Sweet Sixteen in 1992 among their 23 tournament appearances. Their two most successful coaches were Lou Henson and Neil McCarthy.
Jerry Hines was one of the most exceptional Aggies. He was an outstanding two-sport athlete, the head basketball and head football coach, and the athletic director, each with success. During the later 1930s, the Aggie football team was 31-10-6 and the basketball team was 102-36 under Hines. The Aggie basketball team went to several postseason tournaments during this time, including the 1938 NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament, and the 1939 NIT tournament in New York City. The Hines era ended at the onset of World War II when he was called to duty in September 1940 as a member of a New Mexico National Guard unit assigned to the 45 Infantry Division. Hines did return for one more Aggie basketball season in 1946-47.
Lou Henson played for the Aggies in the 1950s, coached at Las Cruces High School, and came from Hardin-Simmons University to become the head coach. His tenure was the most successful in Aggie history. His 1970 team reached the NCAA Tournament Final Four, losing to a John Wooden-coached and eventual champion, UCLA.
Henson led the Aggies to the NCAA tournament in six of his nine years. He left in 1975 for a successful 21-year run at Illinois.
Neil McCarthy came to Las Cruces in 1985 following a successful 10-year run at Weber State. He had built Weber State into a regional power, and was equally successful at New Mexico State. For most of McCarthy's tenure, the Aggies were the second-best team in the Big West, behind UNLV. After the Rebels hit the skids in the early 1990s, McCarthy led the Aggies to four straight regular season and tournament titles, including the 1992 Sweet Sixteen run.
However, the 1992 Sweet Sixteen run, along with two other NCAA runs in the early 1990s, was scrubbed from the books in 1996 when the NCAA found several players from that team received help on correspondence courses from a coach. Without those courses, the players would not have been eligible.
The McCarthy era came to a sudden and abrupt end just weeks before the 1997-98 season when new athletic director Jim Paul stripped him of coaching duties, citing the team's poor academic performance. Only nine of McCarthy's players had graduated in 12 years, including only one in the last four. McCarthy was originally supposed to serve as an assistant athletic director for the balance of his contract, but instead sued NMSU for wrongful termination--a move that would come back to haunt the school later.
Henson was lured from retirement to coach the team on an interim basis for the 1997-98 season after McCarthy's ouster. Henson wanted to donate his time, but state law forbade him from coaching the program for free. He ultimately settled for $1 per month. The following season Henson agreed to stay on as head coach on a permanent basis, leading the Aggies back to the NCAA Tournament in 1999.
In 2000, the Aggies were rocked again by a scandal from the McCarthy era. McCarthy had promised to hire a junior college coach as an assistant coach in return for bringing two of his top players to Las Cruces. That coach, in turn, helped the players with coursework and exams. The school placed the basketball program on two years' probation and withdrew from postseason consideration during the 2000-01 season. The NCAA imposed an additional four years' probation and forced the Aggies to vacate McCarthy's last season and the first season of Henson's second stint. The NCAA said that the penalties would have been even harsher if the school's former president, the former athletic director and McCarthy had still been at the school.
Henson continued to coach the Aggies until being sidelined by non-Hodgkin lymphoma prior to the 2004-05 season. Due to Henson's illness the Aggies were led that year by assistant coach Tony Stubblefield, who guided the squad to a dismal 6-24 record, by far the school's worst season in twenty years. Henson officially announced his retirement from coaching in January 2005, and Stubblefield remained interim head coach for the remainder of the season.
On March 31, 2005, NMSU hired 13-year NBA veteran Reggie Theus, then an assistant at Louisville under Rick Pitino, as head men's basketball coach. In his first season, Theus turned the Aggies from a 6-24 squad in 2004-05 to a 16-14 team in the 2005-06 season as the Aggies moved from the Sun Belt Conference to the Western Athletic Conference. In Theus's second year the Aggies finished the regular season at 22-8, won the WAC Tournament on their home floor, and earn an automatic bid to the 2007 NCAA Tournament. Following the tournament Theus left NMSU to take over the head coaching position of the NBA's Sacramento Kings.
Marvin Menzies was named as Theus' successor, and like Theus before him, came to NMSU after having been an assistant to Pitino and had no previous Division I head coaching experience. In 2010 the Aggies again won the WAC Tournament and advanced to the NCAA tournament, falling 70-67 in the first round to eventual Final Four participant Michigan State. In 2012 the Aggies once again advanced to the NCAA Tournament by winning the WAC Tournament for the third time in six seasons. They continued to appear in the NCAA tournament through 2015. After their 2016 NIT tournament appearance, Marvin Menzies was hired to take over the Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV) basketball program.
Paul Weir served in the role of associate head coach from July 2011 until he was promoted to head coach on April 26, 2016. He helped the Aggies to five WAC Tournament Championships (2010, 2012-2015) and five NCAA Tournament appearances. The Aggies have collected three WAC Championships during Weir's tenure. The Aggies have won back-to-back WAC regular season titles in 2015 and 2016 after collecting their first WAC regular season title in 2008. Overall, NM State has collected seven WAC titles during his nine years with the program. Weir left after one season to coach the New Mexico Lobos, a rival of the Aggies.
Former Bowling Green head coach Chris Jans was named the new head coach of the Aggies on April 17, 2017. He had been serving in an administrative role at Wichita State after being fired from BGSU in 2015 and was promoted to associate head coach of the Shockers just 4 days prior to being hired by NMSU. In his first season at NMSU, The Aggies won 28 games for the second year in a row, and won both the WAC regular season title and conference championship to advance to the NCAA Tournament, where they lost to Clemson in the first round.
|Season||Overall record*||Conference tournament||Postseason results||Head coach|
|1932-33||7-11 (2-10)||--||--||Jerry Hines|
|1933-34||10-9 (2-6)||--||--||Jerry Hines|
|1934-35||12-6 (4-6)||--||--||Jerry Hines|
|1935-36||10-9 (8-8)||--||--||Jerry Hines|
|1936-37||22-5 (15-3, 1st)||--||--||Jerry Hines|
|1937-38||22-3 (18-0, 1st)||--||NAIA Quarterfinals||Jerry Hines|
|1938-39||20-4 (14-2, 1st)||--||NIT Quarterfinals||Jerry Hines|
|1939-40||16-7 (12-4)||--||--||Jerry Hines|
|1940-41||14-12 (8-8)||--||--||Julius Johnston|
|1941-42||8-18 (4-10)||--||--||Julius Johnston|
|1944-45||9-5 (0-0)||--||--||Kermit Laabs|
|1945-46||5-16 (1-9)||--||--||Kermit Laabs|
|1946-47||8-17 (3-15)||--||--||Jerry Hines|
|1947-48||12-11 (8-10)||--||--||John Gunn|
|1948-49||9-15 (4-12)||--||--||John Gunn|
|1949-50||17-13 (7-11)||--||NAIA First Round||George McCarty|
|1950-51||19-14 (11-6)||--||NAIA Quarterfinals||George McCarty|
|1951-52||22-11 (14-4)||--||NCAA Second Round, NCAA Sweet 16||George McCarty|
|1952-53||7-17 (5-9)||--||--||George McCarty|
|1953-54||7-12 (3-9)||--||--||Presley Askew|
|1954-55||7-14 (1-11)||--||--||Presley Askew|
|1955-56||16-7 (7-5)||--||--||Presley Askew|
|1956-57||6-18 (3-7)||--||--||Presley Askew|
|1957-58||14-9 (8-3)||--||--||Presley Askew|
|1958-59||17-11 (7-3, T1)||--||NCAA 1st round||Presley Askew|
|1959-60||20-7 (9-2, 1st)||--||NCAA 1st round||Presley Askew|
|1960-61||19-5 (9-1, T1)||--||--||Presley Askew|
|1961-62||10-14 (3-5)||--||--||Presley Askew|
|1966-67||15-11||--||NCAA 1st round||Lou Henson|
|1967-68||23-6||--||NCAA Sweet 16||Lou Henson|
|1968-69||24-5||--||NCAA Sweet 16||Lou Henson|
|1969-70||27-3||--||NCAA Final Four||Lou Henson|
|1970-71||19-8||--||NCAA 1st round||Lou Henson|
|Missouri Valley Conference|
|1972-73||12-14 (6-8, T5)||--||--||Lou Henson|
|1973-74||15-11 (7-6, T3)||--||--||Lou Henson|
|1974-75||20-7 (11-3, 2nd)||--||NCAA 1st round||Lou Henson|
|1975-76||15-12 (4-8, T4)||--||--||Ken Hayes|
|1976-77||17-10 (8-4, T1)||(0-1) Semifinals||--||Ken Hayes|
|1977-78||15-14 (9-7, 4th)||(2-1) Semifinals||--||Ken Hayes|
|1978-79||22-10 (11-5, 2nd)||(2-1) Finals||NCAA 1st round||Ken Hayes|
|1979-80||17-10 (8-8, T5)||(0-1) First Round||--||Weldon Drew|
|1980-81||10-17 (7-9, T6)||(0-1) First Round||--||Weldon Drew|
|1981-82||17-10 (8-8, T5)||(1-1) Semifinals||--||Weldon Drew|
|1982-83||18-11 (11-7, T3)||(1-1) Semifinals||--||Weldon Drew|
|Big West Conference|
|1983-84||13-15 (9-9, 5th)||(0-1) First Round||--||Weldon Drew|
|1984-85||7-20 (4-14, 9th)||--||--||Weldon Drew|
|1985-86||18-12 (10-8, 3rd)||(1-2) Finals||--||Neil McCarthy|
|1986-87||15-15 (9-9, T4)||(0-1) First Round||--||Neil McCarthy|
|1987-88||16-16 (8-10, T6)||(0-1) Second Round||--||Neil McCarthy|
|1988-89||21-11 (12-6, 3rd)||(2-1) Finals||NIT 1st round||Neil McCarthy|
|1989-90||26-5 (16-2, T1)||(1-1) Semifinals||NCAA 1st round||Neil McCarthy|
|1990-91||23-6 (15-3, 2nd)||(0-1) First Round||NCAA 1st round||Neil McCarthy|
|1991-92||25-8 (12-6, 3rd)||(3-0) Champion||NCAA Sweet 16||Neil McCarthy|
|1992-93||26-8 (15-3, 1st)||(2-1) Finals||NCAA 2nd round||Neil McCarthy|
|1993-94||23-8 (12-6, 1st)||(3-0) Champion||NCAA 1st round||Neil McCarthy|
|1994-95||25-10 (13-5, T2)||(1-1) Semifinals||NIT Quarterfinals||Neil McCarthy|
|1995-96||11-15 (8-10, 3rd)||--||--||Neil McCarthy|
|1996-97||19-9 (12-4, T1-East)||(1-1) Semifinals||--||Neil McCarthy|
|1997-98||18-12 (8-8, 5th-East)||--||--||Lou Henson|
|1998-99||23-10 (12-4, T1-East)||(3-0) Champion||NCAA 1st round||Lou Henson|
|1999-2000||22-10 (11-5, 2nd-East)||(2-1) Finals||NIT 1st round||Lou Henson|
|Sun Belt Conference|
|2000-01||14-14 (10-6, West)||--||--||Lou Henson|
|2001-02||20-12 (11-4, West)||--||--||Lou Henson|
|2002-03||20-9 (9-6, West)||--||--||Lou Henson|
|2003-04||13-14 (6-9, West)||--||--||Lou Henson|
|2004-05||6-24 (1-14, West)||--||--||Lou Henson|
|Western Athletic Conference|
|2005-06||16-14 (10-6, T4)||(1-1) Semifinals||--||Reggie Theus|
|2006-07||25-9 (11-5, 2nd)||(3-0) Champion||NCAA 1st round||Reggie Theus|
|2007-08||21-14 (12-4, T1)||(2-1) Finals||--||Marvin Menzies|
|2008-09||17-15 (9-7, T3)||(1-1) Semifinals||--||Marvin Menzies|
|2009-10||22-12 (11-5, T2)||(3-0) Champion||NCAA 1st round||Marvin Menzies|
|2010-11||16-17 (9-7, T3)||(1-1) Semi-Finals||--||Marvin Menzies|
|2011-12||26-9 (10-4, 2nd)||(3-0) Champion||NCAA 2nd round||Marvin Menzies|
|2012-13||24-11 (14-4, 3rd)||(3-0) Champion||NCAA 2nd round||Marvin Menzies|
|2013-14||26-10 (12-4, 2nd)||(3-0) Champion||NCAA 2nd round||Marvin Menzies|
|2014-15||24-11 (13-1, 1st)||(2-0) Champion||NCAA 2nd round||Marvin Menzies|
|2015-16||23-11 (13-1, 1st)||(1-1) Finals||NIT 1st round||Marvin Menzies|
|2016-17||28-6 (11-3, T2)||(3-0) Champion||NCAA 2nd round||Paul Weir|
|2017-18||28-6 (12-2, 1st)||(3-0) Champion||NCAA 2nd round||Chris Jans|
|2018-19||30-5 (15-1, 1st)||(3-0) Champion||NCAA 2nd round||Chris Jans|
* -- Overall record includes tournament and postseason results; Regular-season conference record and place contained in parentheses.
The Aggies have had 26 coaches in their 110-year history. Chris Jans is the current coach. Six Aggie coaches have been named conference Coach-of-the-Year: Lou Henson in 1975, Ken Hayes in 1977, and Weldon Drew in 1983 in the Missouri Valley Conference; Neil McCarthy in 1989 and 1990 in the Big West Conference; Marvin Menzies in 2015, and Chris Jans in 2018 in the Western Athletic Conference.
|1952||Kansas City, MO||West||Sweet Sixteen||L 62-53 to Saint Louis|
|Regional Third Place Game||L 61-44 to Texas Christian|
|1959||Las Cruces, NM||West||First||L 62-61 to Idaho State|
|1960||Eugene, OR||West||First||L 68-60 to Oregon|
|1967||Ft. Collins, CO||Midwest||First||L 59-58 to Houston|
|1968||Salt Lake City, UT||West||First||W 68-57 over Weber State|
|Albuquerque, NM||Sweet Sixteen||L 58-49 to UCLA|
|Regional Third Place Game||W 62-58 over New Mexico|
|1969||Las Cruces, NM||West||First||W 74-62 over BYU|
|Los Angeles, CA||Sweet Sixteen||L 53-38 to UCLA|
|Regional Third Place Game||L 58-56 to Weber State|
|1970||Fort Worth, TX||Midwest||First||W 101-77 over Rice|
|Lawrence, KS||Sweet Sixteen||W 70-66 over Kansas State|
|Elite Eight||W 87-78 over Drake|
|College Park, MD||Final Four||L 93-77 to UCLA|
|National Third Place Game||W 79-73 over St. Bonaventure|
|1971||Houston, TX||Midwest||First||L 71-69 to Houston|
|1975||Charlotte, NC||East||First||L 93-69 to North Carolina|
|1979||#10||Lawrence, KS||Midwest||First||L 81-78 OT to Weber State|
|1990||#6||Long Beach, CA||West||First||L 111-92 to Loyola Marymount|
|1991||#6||Salt Lake City, UT||West||First||L 64-56 to Creighton|
|1992||#12||Tempe, AZ||West||First||W 81-73 over DePaul|
|Second||W 81-73 over Louisiana-Lafayette|
|Albuquerque, NM||Sweet Sixteen||L 85-78 to UCLA|
|1993||#7||Syracuse, NY||East||First||W 93-79 over Nebraska|
|Second||L 92-55 to Cincinnati|
|1994||#11||Oklahoma City, OK||Midwest||First||L 65-55 to Oklahoma State|
|1999||#14||New Orleans, LA||Midwest||First||L 82-60 to Kentucky|
|2007||#13||Spokane, WA||East||First||L 79-67 to Texas|
|2010||#12||Spokane, WA||Midwest||First||L 70-67 to Michigan State|
|2012||#13||Portland, OR||South||Second||L 79-66 to Indiana|
|2013||#13||San Jose, CA||Midwest||Second||L 64-44 to Saint Louis|
|2014||#13||Spokane, WA||West||Second||L 73-69 OT to San Diego State|
|2015||#15||Omaha, NE||Midwest||Second||L 75-56 to Kansas|
|2017||#14||Tulsa, OK||East||First||L 91-73 to Baylor|
|2018||#12||San Diego, CA||Midwest||First||L 79-68 to Clemson|
|2019||#12||Salt Lake City, UT||Midwest||First||L 77-78 to Auburn|
From 2010-2015 the round of 64 was known as the second round
The Aggies have appeared in four NAIA Tournaments. Their combined record is 5-4.
|1938||Kansas City, MO||First||W 53-37 over McPherson|
|Second||W 56-40 over Idaho-Southern|
|Quarterfinals||L 29-30 to Murray State University|
|1950||Kansas City, MO||First||L 85-75 to Tampa|
|1951||Kansas City, MO||First||W 68-54 over Glenville State|
|Second||W 73-69 over Central (MO)|
|Quarterfinals||L 80-56 to Hamline|
|1952||Kansas City, MO||First||W 86-70 over Mississippi Southern|
|Second||L 52-69 to Southwest Texas State|
The Aggies have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) five times. Their combined record is 2-5.
|1939||Quarterfinals||Long Island||L 45-52|
|1989||First Round||Pepperdine||L 76-91|
|2000||First Round||Arizona State||L 77-83|
|2016||First Round||Saint Mary's||L 56-58|
New Mexico State's men's basketball Ring of Honor stands as a tribute to individual players and coaches that are distinguished as Aggie legends. A player's number is retired upon reaching this milestone. A banner designating this honor is hung from the rafters in the Pan American Center.
Lou Henson - began his coaching career with the Aggies in 1966, eventually coaching the Aggies to 289 victories over 17 years. Henson finished with 779 victories including his wins at Illinois. Henson coached the Aggies to the Final Four and two Sweet Sixteens among the 10 NCAA tournament appearances. His career Aggie record is 289-152, which is the winningest in Aggie history.
Sam Lacey (#44) - played for the Aggies from 1967 to 1970, including a trip to the Final Four. Lacey is 11th in Aggie all-time scoring and holds most rebounding records. He was a 1st Team All-American in 1970 and played in the NBA for 13 seasons, well enough to get his #44 jersey retired by the Sacramento Kings.
Billy Joe Price (#31) - played from 1957 to 1961, including two trips to the NCAA Tournament. Price is 15th on the all-time scoring list and among the career leaders in rebounding.
Jimmy Collins (#22) - played for the Aggies from 1967 to 1970 and helped them to the Final Four in 1970. Collins holds the Aggie season scoring record and rank 3rd all-time in career scoring. Collins played in the NBA for several seasons.
John Williamson (#24) - is the most prolific scorer in Aggie history, averaging over 27 points per game during the 1971-72 and 1972-73 seasons. Williamson played for the New Jersey Nets and won two championships. His #23 jersey is retired by the New Jersey Nets.
Jerry Hines - was the Aggie basketball coach, as well as football coach, during the 1930s. The Aggies advanced to the NIT Tournament in 1938. His career record is 157-108, which is third winningest in Aggie history.
These Aggies have been honored by either induction in the New Mexico State Athletics Hall of Fame, or recognized as an All-American, or recognized as conference player of the year.
|Names||Years||Awards and Achievements|
|A.F. 'Hooky' Apodaca||1934-37||Hall of Fame Inductee (1970); 3x Border 1st Team|
|Lauro Apodaca||1936-37||Hall of Fame Inductee (1970); Border 1st Team|
|Ian Baker||2013-17||WAC Player of the Year; 2x WAC 1st Team|
|Randy Brown||1989-91||Hall of Fame Inductee (1997); All-Century Team; 2x Big West 1st Team; Season Steal Leader|
|Eric Channing||1998-02||Hall of Fame Inductee (2008); All-Century Team; 3x Academic All-American; Big West 1st Team; 2x Sun Belt 1st Team; Career Scoring Leader; Career 3-pt FG Leader; Career FT% Leader|
|Jimmy Collins||1967-70||Ring of Honor; Hall of Fame Inductee (1975); 3x 1st Team All-American; All NCAA Final Four Team; NCAA Midwest Region MVP; All-Century Team; Season Scoring Leader|
|Steve Colter||1980-84||Hall of Fame Inductee (1991); All-Century Team; Big West 1st Team|
|Charlie Criss||1967-70||Hall of Fame Inductee (1975); All-American; All-Century Team|
|Rob Evans||1966-68||Hall of Fame Inductee (1994)|
|Pecos Finley||1937-39||Hall of Fame Inductee (1970); Border 1st Team|
|Joe Jackson||1938-40||Hall of Fame Inductee (1970); 2x Border 1st Team|
|Albert 'Slab' Jones||1976-80||Hall of Fame Inductee (1982); All-Century Team; 2x MVC 1st Team|
|Jemerrio Jones||2016-18||WAC Player of the Year, WAC 1st Team|
|George Knighton||1959-62||Hall of Fame Inductee (1970); All-Century Team; 3x Border 1st Team|
|Sam Lacey||1967-70||Ring of Honor; Hall of Fame Inductee (1975); All-Century Team; All-American; NCAA All Midwest Region Team; Game, Season and Career Rebounding Leader;|
|Kiko Martinez||1937-39||Hall of Fame Inductee (1970); All-Century Team; 2x Border 1st Team|
|Jay Mechem||1932-33||Hall of Fame Inductee (1970)|
|James Moore||2000-04||Hall of Fame Inductee (2017); All-Century Team; All American; Sun Belt Player of the Year; 2x Sun Belt 1st Team; Sun Belt Freshman of the Year; Game and Career Block Leader|
|Daniel Mullings||2011-15||WAC Player of the Year; 2x WAC 1st Team|
|Billy Joe Price||1957-61||Ring of Honor; Hall of Fame Inductee (2017); 2x Border 1st Team|
|Johnny Roberson||1985-89||Hall of Fame Inductee (2015); Big West 1st Team|
|Richard Robinson||1973-77||Hall of Fame Inductee (1977); All-Century Team; 2x MVC 1st Team|
|Pascal Siakam||2014-16||All American; WAC Player of the Year; WAC 1st Team|
|Jim Tackett||1950-51||Hall of Fame Inductee (1999); 2x Border 1st Team|
|Gary Ward||1960-62||Hall of Fame Inductee (1991)|
|John Williamson||1971-73||Ring of Honor; Hall of Fame Inductee (1974); All-Century Team; All American; Game Scoring Leader|
|Morris Wood||1937-39||Hall of Fame Inductee (1970); 2x Border 1st Team|
These Aggie coaches have been honored by either induction in the New Mexico State Athletics Hall of Fame, or recognized as conference coach of the year.
|Name||Years||Awards and Achievements|
|Presley Askew||1953-65||Hall of Fame Inductee (1970); NABC Merit and Honor Awards|
|Lou Henson||1966-75; 1997-05||Ring of Honor; Hall of Fame Inductee (1978); All-Century Team head coach; All Time Wins Leader; NABC Golden Anniversary Award; MVC Coach of the Year|
|Jerry Hines||1929-40; 1946-47||Ring of Honor; Hall of Fame Inductee (1970)|
|Chris Jans||2017-Present||2x WAC Coach of the Year|
|Neil McCarthy||1985-97||2x Big West Coach of the Year|
|George McCarty||1949-53||Hall of Fame Inductee (2009)|
|Marvin Menzies||2007-16||WAC Coach of the Year|
These Aggie contributors have been honored by induction in the New Mexico State Athletics Hall of Fame
|Name||Years||Awards and Achievements|
|Dr. Thomas Erhard||1960-95||PA Announcer; Hall of Fame Inductee (2006)|
|Jack Nixon||1976-81; 1986-Present||Voice of the Aggies, Radio Broadcaster; Hall of Fame Inductee (2014)|