NMAC Calls on Davie's Motivational Speaking Skills

June 20, 2013

A head coach's work is never done.

University of New Mexico football coach Bob Davie was in Clovis on Wednesday, delivering a special keynote address at the New Mexico Association of Counties 77th Annual Conference.

The NMAC is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization governed by New Mexico county elected officials and employees. The annual conference provides a venue for member counties to develop strategies for the advancement of county government and to prepare for the 2014 New Mexico Legislative Session.

The NMAC's mission is to serve as a statewide voice for all counties in New Mexico.

And one of the voices it wanted to kick off its conference was that of Davie, the Lobos' second-year coach.

NMAC Executive Director Paul Gutierrez said the association was looking for a dynamic motivation speaker for the conference. A tie-in with Jamie Koch, UNM Board of Regents Vice President, paved the way for an invitation for Davie to address the convention.

According to the Clovis News Journal, Davie made use of his time by making a recruiting pitch to the more than 600 county officials and employees in attendance. He asked the group to make sure their individual counties send their great football players to the Lobo program.

The article said that Davie summed up his speech by saying, "It was about building and protecting your brand. It all goes back to team - whether it's a football team or county."

Even during the summer months, Davie and his staff continue to build the Lobo football brand. UNM conducted several summer camps for area football players entering the second through 12th grades in June.

The staff will host the 20th annual Lobo Football Women's Clinic on July 18 (information available on golobos.com), and Davie will head off to the Mountain West Football Media Days event in Las Vegas, Nev., from July 22-23, representing New Mexico.