Aho, Newman shine at tight end, outside linebacker, respectively
Lobo improvement transcends wins, losses
Bobcats coach guided UNM from 1992-97
Repetitions are distributed evenly at practice in Ruidoso
Tight ends are limited during spring drills
Derek Warehime enters his second season with the University of New Mexico, after a two-year stint as offensive line coach at Sam Houston State. He coached with current Lobo offensive coordinator and former Bearkats OC Bob DeBesse the previous two seasons.
Warehime coached tight ends and helped with the offensive line, and the unit helped UNM become the most improved rushing team in the country from 2011 to 2012. After finishing 103rd in the nation in rushing in 2011, the Lobos finished No. 5 in 2012 with an average of 301.3 yards per game.
Warehime's tight end protégé Lucas Reed earned an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game for collegiate all-stars in January, 2013.
With Warehime in charge of the Sam Houston State offensive line, SHSU had the No. 6 rushing offense in the Football Championship Subdivision in 2011, averaging 255.9 yards per game. The Bearkats had averaged nearly 40 points per game. Tim Flanders ranked 17thin the Football Championship Subdivision with 1,644 yards, and teammate Richard Sincere added 979. Quarterback Brian Bell threw for 2,069 yards.
Center Travis Watson and offensive tackle Chris Crockett earned 2011 Sports Network/Fathead.com All-America honors under Warehime's tutelage.
In Warehime's first season, the Kats led the Southland Conference in rushing offense and had three players earn all-league honors. Running back Tim Flanders was named as the Southland's "Newcomer-of-the-Year."
Warehime worked two seasons as offensive line and tight ends coach and strength and conditioning coordinator at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. He was the Boll Weevils' offensive coordinator in 2009.
UAM led the Gulf South Conference in total offense (499.3 yards per game) and rushing offense (244.4). UAM quarterback Scott Buisson was 2008 GSC Player of the Year, and Joe Wilson and Jon Meadows earned All-GSC honors as offensive linemen.
Warehime spent two seasons as a graduate assistant at Rice University from 2006-07. He worked with the offensive line and served as the team's assistant video coordinator. The Owls made their first postseason appearance in 45 years at the New Orleans bowl, were runners-up in the Conference USA West Division and set 40 offensive school records.
Warehime spent the 2005 season at his alma mater, the University of Tulsa, where he was a student assistant with the offensive line. The Golden Hurricane won the 2005 Conference USA football championship and defeated Fresno State in the Liberty Bowl.
Warehime started 34 games as center for Tulsa (2001-04). He played on Tulsa's 7-4 Humanitarian Bowl squad in 2003 and was named as a first-team All-Western Athletic Conference selection his senior year in 2004.
Warehime is a 2006 graduate of the University of Tulsa with a bachelor's degree in history and education. Warehime played high school football at Choctaw High School in Midwest City, Okla.
He and his wife Kelly are the parents of two daughters, Kaysen and Kylee.
The Warehime File
Hometown: Choctaw, Okla.
Bowl game: 2003 Humanitarian Bowl
Postseason: 2011 FCS Championship, 2006 New Orleans Bowl, 2005 Liberty Bowl