Frank Wilson’s first head coaching opportunity has arrived.
LSU’s recruiting coordinator and running backs coach has been named the head coach at the University of Texas at San Antonio, according to Football Scoop’s Zach Barnett.
Wilson and Oklahoma State defensive coordinator Glenn Spence, were the two finalists for the job.
Wilson brings a decade worth of coaching experience to the position, which includes stops at Ole Miss, Southern Miss and Tennessee before arriving at LSU in 2010.
Over the last six years, Wilson has helped give LSU the reputation as “RBU,” churning out NFL talent such as Jeremy Hill, Alfred Blue and most recently, Leonard Fournette.
The New Orleans native is also widely considered the Tigers’ ace recruiter, helping to bring prospects such as Fournette to Baton Rouge, La.
Wilson was named National Recruiter of the Year in 2011 by Rivals.com, the Top Recruiter in College Football in 2014 by NFL.com and the SEC Recruiter of the Year in 2015 by Scout.com.
This is Wilson’s first head coaching opportunity at the college level. He previously coached high school football in New Orleans before entering the college ranks.
Wilson was reportedly a candidate for the Tulane coaching position back in November, which was eventually filled by former Georgia Southern coach Willie Fritz.