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Big Name to Coach Inaugural UTSA Football Team

By March 5, 2009

By now, many of you have probably heard that Larry Coker was hired to be the first-ever coach of the new UTSA Roadrunners football team.

UTSA has a good baseball program and a solid basketball program that has made it to the NCAA tournament recently. But there was never football until students voted overwhelmingly to pay a fee that would help fund the new program.

And now that program has a head coach, and a big name head coach to boot. Larry Coker is the former coach of the Miami Hurricanes, who infamously had a brawl with a rival team that resulted in the suspension of 31 players. He was fired after that season and hasn't been back to coaching since.

Coker brings with him a nice pedigree -- he lead Miami to the national title in his rookie season as head coach, with a perfect 12-0 record to go with it. He was 60-15 overall for the Hurricanes. If he could match even part of that success while building the UTSA program from the ground up, there would likely be lots of happy students and boosters.


September 8, 2009 at 7:47 pm
(1) UTSA Football says:

Can’t wait for Coker to get a championship for UTSA. Congrats to all the new recruits!!!

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