K-State offensive coordinator Dana Dimel named new head coach at UTEP

Kansas State co-offensive coordinator Dana Dimel acknowledges the media during an NCAA college football news conference, Sunday, Dec. 30. 2012, in Scottsdale, Ariz. Kansas State is scheduled to play Oregon in the 2013 Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 3. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
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MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- Kansas State offensive coordinator Dana Dimel was named the new head football coach for the University of Texas El Paso on Wednesday.

Dimel was named the Miners coach Wednesday. Sean Kugler resigned Oct. 1 after the team's 0-5 start in his fifth season at his alma mater. Former coach Mike Price served as interim coach the remaining seven games.

Dimel has been at K-State since 2009 where he's been the offensive coordinator, running backs coach and tight ends coach for the Wildcats.

UTEP said Dimel will start on a "mutually agreeable start date" after his coaching responsibilities in the Catcus Bowl with the Wildcats on Dec. 26th.

Dimel was also a two-year letterman on the offensive line at Kansas State in the 1980's.

This will be Dimel's third stint as a head coach. He had a 30-39 record at Wyoming (1997-99) and Houston (2000-02).