Former LSU Running Back’s Coach and Recruiting Coordinator Frank Wilson has agreed to become UTSA’s new head coach.
Wilson emerged as a finalist for the position late Thursday afternoon when the website Football Scoop reported that he was a strong candidate and likely hire.
Wilson was offered the job from a pool of finalists.
Wilson has spent the last six seasons at LSU as their running backs coach and recruiting coordinator. A well-renowned name, Wilson is widely considered one of the top recruiters in the nation.
A long time assistant, Wilson has had a desire to become a head coach. He applied for the Troy head coaching position last season and was one of the finalists. At LSU, he was the highest paid position coach making north of $600,000 a year. He has a reported contract that runs through March of 2018 with LSU.
Wilson is married and has three children. Prior to his time at LSU, Wilson coached at Tennessee, Southern Miss, and Ole Miss.
Current UTSA players will meet Wilson during a team meeting on Saturday. UTSA is expected to call a press conference on Friday to officially announce Wilson as their head coach.
Frank Wilson Resume
2010-2015 LSU (running backs/recruiting coordinator)
2009 Tennessee (wide receivers)
2008 Southern Miss (running backs/recruiting coordinator)
2005-07 Ole Miss (running backs/special teams)
2000-03 O.P. Walker High School (head coach)
1997-99 Karr High School (assistant coach)
1996 Nicholls State (student assistant)
1992 Geneva (Pa.) University (running back)
1993-95 Nicholls State (running back/defensive back)
Frank Wilson Photo credit Maggie Bowles/Tiger Rag (LINK)