Longhorns Hire New S&C Coach

The Longhorns have hired a new strength and conditioning coach, meaning that the Longhorns have just two coaching vacancies left to fill.

Earlier this week, the Longhorns stole both a defensive tackles coach (Bo Davis) and a defensive coordinator (Manny Diaz) from SEC schools.

Now, the Longhorns have signed a third coach from the vaunted conference, nabbing Bennie Wylie from Tennessee to fill the vacant head strength and conditioning job.

Wylie only spent one year with the Volunteers, where he served as head strength and conditioning coach. Prior to that, he spent the previous seven years at Texas Tech, the last five of which he was the strength and conditioning head.

A Mexia, Texas native, Wylie earned a great reputation build on his time at Tech. His five years as strength head resulted in a 46-18 record for the Red Raiders, including an 11-2 season in 2008.

Wylie also has professional football experience, tabbing four years with the Dallas Cowboys as an assistant strength and conditioning coach. In the springs, he worked as the strength head for the Dallas Desperaados arena football team

Wylie is a member of the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association and the Titleist Performance Institute. He graduated from Sam Houston State University where he played running back and also is a graduate Mexia High School.

Wylie and his wife, the former Jennifer Small of Plano, Texas, have twin sons, 4-year-olds Braden and Caden.

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