And then there were none.
Entering the home stretch of the second full week of the new year, there was still one FBS head coaching job available. Friday, that job was officially deemed unavailable as UT-San Antonio confirmed that Frank Wilson has been hired as its next head football coach. The school is planning to hold a 3:30 p.m. ET press conference this afternoon to officially introduce Wilson.
Wilson replaces Larry Coker, who abruptly retired 10 days ago after being the only head coach in the Roadrunners’ history. Oklahoma State defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer was also reportedly a finalist for the job as Coker’s replacement.
The past six seasons, Wilson has served as the running backs coach at LSU. Additionally, and perhaps more importantly, he was Les Miles‘ recruiting coordinator. Wilson is widely regarding regarded as one of the nation’s best in the latter role, taking home Rivals.com‘s Recruiter of the Year honors in 2011.
One of his top recruits, Leonard Fournette, reacted to the reports from Thursday night that his position coach was leaving.
This will be Wilson’s first head coaching job at the collegiate level. His first head coaching job, at a New Orleans high school, is quite the inspiring success story both on and off the field.