Frank Wilson is leaving LSU to become the head coach at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Wilson succeeds Larry Coker as USTA's head coach. Coker stepped down earlier this month after starting the football program from scratch in 2009 and leading the Roadrunners to 26 victories in their first five seasons.
“Coach Wilson is an impressive leader who has the passion and vision to take UTSA football to the next level,” University President Dr. Ricardo 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.”
“It stands to reason that with the success that we have had here at LSU, our coaches are going to get these types of opportunities," Les Miles said. "Frank has been a big part of what we’ve accomplished at LSU both on and off the field. He’s ready to be a head coach. He’s worked long and hard for this opportunity and I couldn’t be happier for Frank and his family. He’s going to do a great job at Texas-San Antonio. We are going to miss him.”
Several messages were sent Friday morning via Twitter wishing Wilson good luck with his new position.
God has a plan??— Nicholas Brossette (@NBrossette) January 15, 2016
Fans are invited to a reception to meet new UTSA Head Coach Frank Wilson today. This will take place from 4-7pm at Lion & Rose in The Rim— InsideRunnerSports (@UTSAinsiders) January 15, 2016
So proud for coach Frank Wilson. You deserve it, you have helped so many kids in Louisiana reach their goal, happy to see you reach yours!— Tyrann Mathieu (@Mathieu_Era) January 15, 2016
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