UTSA introduces Frank Wilson as new head football coach

Wilson comes to UTSA by way of LSU

SAN ANTONIO – A new era of Roadrunner football kicked off Friday as UTSA introduced Frank Wilson as its new head coach.

Wilson was introduced at a press conference attended by UTSA President Ricardo Romo and Athletic Director Lynn Hickey.

Wilson comes to UTSA after most recently serving as the assistant head coach, running backs coach and recruiting coordinator at LSU.

Wilson took to Twitter Friday before the press conference to show his excitement for the new job.

"No words can describe my appreciation for LSU, but the next chapter begins NOW. Dreams do come true," Wilson said.

UTSA used sports consulting firm Collegiate Sports Associates to conduct a national search for candidates. A committee led by Hickey recommended candidates and Romo made the final call to bring Wilson to UTSA.

“Coach Wilson is an impressive leader who has the passion and vision to take UTSA football to the next level,” Romo said. “In our first five years of football, we have made great gains because of the tremendous support from our community. Coach Wilson is the ideal person to harness that momentum and keep UTSA moving forward.”

“Frank Wilson is an energetic and enthusiastic coach who will be a great leader for our student-athletes,” Hickey said. “His hire is a coup for UTSA and the city of San Antonio, and I know our fans are going to be excited.”

The Roadrunners' former coach, Larry Coker, stepped down earlier this month after coaching the team in its first five seasons.

Coker guided the team to a 26-32 overall record as the school jumped from FCS to FBS status and into Conference USA.