New Mexico St. to hire Moccia as AD

New Mexico State will name Southern Illinois athletic director Mario Moccia as its new AD at a news conference Monday afternoon, a source told ESPN.

Moccia is an NMSU graduate and formerly worked at the University of New Mexico.

The hire comes at a critical time for the Aggies as they try to find their way in an ever-changing landscape in college athletics.

NMSU is currently in the WAC, a conference that is a shell of its former self. Beginning in 2010, conference realignment rocked the WAC, which saw members -- including Boise State and Utah State -- jump to other conferences. The moves led the WAC to stop sponsoring football after the 2012-13 season. There are currently eight schools in the conference.