Frank Wilson (American football)

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Frank Wilson
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Head coach
Team UTSA
Conference C-USA
Record 6–7
Biographical details
Born (1973-11-05) November 5, 1973 (age 43)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Playing career
1993 Geneva
1994–1996 Nicholls State
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1996 Nicholls State (SA)
1997–1999 Karr (LA) HS (assistant)
2000–2003 O.P. Walker (LA) HS
2005–2007 Ole Miss (RB/ST)
2008 Southern Miss (RB/RC)
2009 Tennessee (WR)
2010–2015 LSU (AHC/RB/RC)
2016–present UTSA
Head coaching record
Overall 6–7 (college)
Bowls 0–1
Accomplishments and honors
Awards
Rivals.com National Recruiter of Year (2011)
NFL.com Top Recruiter in College Football (2014)
Scout.com SEC Recruiter of the Year (2015)

Frank Wilson III (born November 5, 1973) is an American football coach who is currently the head coach of the UTSA Roadrunners program that represents the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Playing career[edit]

Wilson played college football at Nicholls State University where he was named honorable mention all-conference as a running back his sophomore year. He was also named preseason all-conference as a defensive back his junior year and as a running back his senior year.[1]

Prior to Nicholls State, he played his freshman year at Geneva College, in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, where he was named NAIA Division II honorable mention All-American.[2][3] Wilson graduated from St. Augustine High School in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Coaching career[edit]

High school[edit]

Wilson was head football coach at O. Perry Walker High School in New Orleans, Louisiana from 2001 to 2003. While at O. Perry Walker, Wilson led the Chargers to the 2002 Class 4A state finals. He was honored by the NFL as the 2002 Coach of the Year for the state of Louisiana and was voted as the Louisiana Class 4A Coach of the Year by his fellow coaches. Wilson also was a 2002 Nike National Coach of the Year finalist. During his three years at O. Perry Walker, Wilson had 22 players sign Division I scholarships, including 11 in 2002 to rank as the nation’s largest class of Division I signees by any one high school.[4] He also spent three years as an assistant coach at Edna Karr High Schoolm from 1997 to 2000.

Wilson served as Director of Athletics for the New Orleans Public School System in 2004.

Ole Miss[edit]

From 2005 to 2007, Wilson was running backs coach at Ole Miss under head coach Ed Orgeron and was a primary character in the book "Meat Market" by Bruce Feldman, which followed Ole Miss through the 2006–07 recruiting season.

Southern Miss[edit]

In 2008, Wilson was running backs coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Tennessee[edit]

In 2009, Wilson was wide receivers coach at the University of Tennessee under head coach Lane Kiffin.

LSU[edit]

Prior to taking the UTSA job, Wilson had been running backs coach and recruiting coordinator at Louisiana State University under head coach Les Miles since 2010.[4] Wilson had also served as the associate head coach for the Tigers.

In 2011, Rivals.com named Wilson the National Recruiter of the Year.[5] In 2014, NFL.com named Wilson the top recruiter in all of college football.[6][7] In 2015, Scout.com honored Wilson as the SEC Recruiter of the Year.[8] In 2015, LSU secured a Top 5 recruiting class, according to 247Sports. The achievement marked the first time since 2002–03 that LSU finished with back-to-back Top 5 recruiting classes in America. From 2011–2014, 29 LSU Tigers have been selected in the NFL Draft which ranks second only to Alabama (30).[9]

UTSA[edit]

On January 14, 2016, Wilson was hired as the new head coach of the UTSA Roadrunners. Wilson replaced Larry Coker, who resigned on January 5.

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
UTSA Roadrunners (Conference USA) (2016–present)
2016 UTSA 6–7 5–3 2nd (West) L New Mexico
UTSA: 6–7 5–3
Total: 6–7
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates Bowl Coalition, Bowl Alliance, BCS, or CFP / New Years' Six bowl.
#Rankings from final Coaches Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nicholls State Bio" (PDF). geauxcolonels.com. Retrieved 2012-11-28. 
  2. ^ "Geneva College Bio". geneva.edu. Retrieved 2012-11-28. 
  3. ^ "Geneva College". geneva.edu. Retrieved 2012-11-28. 
  4. ^ a b "Frank Wilson Bio". lsusports.net. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
  5. ^ "2011 Rivals.com Recruiter of year". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2012-11-28. 
  6. ^ "14 for '14: Top recruiters in college football". NFL.com. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
  7. ^ "LSU's Frank Wilson named No. 1 college football recruiter, NFL.com says". The Times-Picayune/nola.com. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
  8. ^ "2015 SEC Recruiter of the Year". Scout.com. 
  9. ^ "29 players drafted". CollegeFootballTalk.com. Retrieved 2014-05-14. 

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