Texas State set to hire Jake Spavital as new head football coach

Spavital to become new head coach after Everett Withers' firing

(Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
(Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

SAN ANTONIO – West Virginia offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Jake Spavital has reportedly been hired as Texas State’s new head football coach, a source tells KSAT-12.

Spavital, 33, is a Tulsa, Oklahoma native who has worked his way up the coaching ranks since 2008.

Spavital’s most recent coaching stops include California and Texas A&M, where he coached Johnny Manziel during his Heisman campaign in 2013.

At West Virginia, Spavital led a Mountaineers offense that averaged 42.3 points per game and ranked eighth in total offense this season.

Texas State officials have not made an official announcement on Spavital’s hiring.

Everett Withers was dismissed as Texas State’s head coach on Nov. 18 after three seasons in San Marcos.

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