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UTSA hires new head football coach

Frank Wilson comes to SA after 5 years at LSU

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SAN ANTONIO – The University of Texas at San Antonio Roadrunner football program has a new head coach.

LSU Athletic Director Austin Thomas confirmed late Thursday that the teams running backs coach and recruiting coordinator Frank Wilson has been hired by UTSA.

According to his coaching bio on LSU’s website, Wilson has been a coach for the Tigers for five years.

“Wilson has been vital to LSU’s success both on and off the field helping the Tigers to four seasons of at least 10 wins, while also annually orchestrating one of the nation’s top recruiting classes,” the site said.

Wilson’s hiring comes days after previous head coach Larry Coker stepped down.

Coker built the Roadrunners football program from the ground up and has been UTSA's only head coach since its inception in 2009. 

UTSA has also moved from the FCS level to the Football Bowl Subdivision level and into Conference USA under Coker's watch.

The Roadrunners finished 3-9 last season and Coker went 26-32 overall in five seasons as head coach.

In 2011, the Roadrunners set attendance records for an NCAA startup program with 56,743 fans for their inaugural game and an average home attendance of 35,521.