UTSA hires LSU assistant Frank Wilson as head coach

SAN ANTONIO (AP) The University of Texas at San Antonio has hired LSU assistant Frank Wilson to replace former head coach Larry Coker.

The school made the announcement Friday. Wilson was running backs coach and recruiting coordinator for the Tigers, who had a Heisman Trophy candidate in Leonard Fournette.

The 42-year-old Wilson spent six seasons with LSU after one year as receivers coach at Tennessee. He also coached at Southern Miss and Mississippi.

After one year as a student assistant at his alma matter, Nicholls State, Wilson was a high school coach in his native New Orleans.

Larry Coker started the program in 2009 and spent five seasons there before resigning Jan. 5. He won a national title at Miami in 2001.

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AP college football website: collegefootball.ap.org

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