With UT San Antonio adding Kurt Traylor, Jeff Traylor‘s first coaching staff at the Conference USA school is nearly complete.
Thursday evening, UTSA confirmed that Kurt Traylor has been hired as the Roadrunners’ tight ends coach. And, for those wondering, the new assistant coach is indeed the brother of the new head coach.
The newest Traylor has spent more than 20 seasons as a Texas high school football coach. In that span, he won three state championships, all of which came at Gilmer High School.
Traylor had announced earlier in the week that he would be stepping down as head coach at Tyler Lee to take a job at UTSA. He had spent three seasons at that school.
Aside from a two-year stint as a graduate assistant at Texas A&M in 2002-03, this will be Traylor’s first job at the collegiate level.
With Traylor’s hiring, the new coach has now filled eight of his 10 on-field positions. Those coaches are:
- Barry Lunney Jr. (offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach)
- Daniel Da Prato (special teams coordinator)
- Nick Graham (cornerbacks)
- Julian Griffin (running backs)
- Jess Loepp (safeties/recruiting coordinator)
- Matt Mattox (run-game coordinator/offensive line)
- Rod Wright (defensive line)
Traylor came to UTSA after spending the past two seasons at Arkansas. Four of the assistants he’s hired thus far — Lunney, Da Prato, Griffin, Loepp — were either Razorback assistants or football staffers. Graham and Mattox were both at McNeese State for the 2019 season, while Wright is the only holdover from Frank Wilson‘s last staff at the school.