UTSA hires Southeastern Louisiana's Patrick Toney as DBs coach

Tuesday February 9th, 2016

Southeastern Louisiana secondary coach Patrick Toney is the new defensive backs coach for UTSA coach Frank Wilson.

Toney had been hired last month at Southeastern Louisiana, his alma mater, after spending this past season as the secondary coach at Sam Houston State, which made the FCS semifinals for the second straight year.

He was Southeastern Louisiana’s safeties coach and special teams coordinator in 2014. During that season, the Lions were first in the FCS in team passing efficiency defense (94.3), second in interceptions (21) and eighth in scoring defense (17.7 points per game). They were also fifth in kickoff return average (24.69), 11th in blocked kicks (six) and eighth in kick return defense average (16.03 yards).

Toney was also a defensive assistant for Southeastern Louisiana from 2012–13. Before that, he was the offensive coordinator at La Costa Canyon High in Carlsbad, Calif., for two seasons after being wide receivers coach at Palomar Junior College.

He now joins Wilson, a highly regarded recruiter, who was hired as UTSA's head coach last month. Wilson came to the Roadrunners from LSU, where he had served as associate head coach, running backs coach and recruiting coordinator for the past six seasons. He replaced Larry Coker, who became the first coach of UTSA's football program in 2009 and stepped down in early January.

UTSA went 3–9 in 2015, including a 3–5 record in Conference USA. The Roadrunners were 26–32 in five seasons of competition under Coker.

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