Frank Wilson
Wilson at 2018 C-USA Kickoff
Current position
TitleHead coach
Biographical details
Born (1973-11-05) November 5, 1973 (age 46)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Head coaching record
Overall15–21 (college)
Accomplishments and honors
Awards National Recruiter of Year (2011) Top Recruiter in College Football (2014) 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.

Playing careerEdit

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 careerEdit

High schoolEdit

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 MissEdit

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 MissEdit

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


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


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.[5] Wilson had also served as the associate head coach for the Tigers.

In 2011, named Wilson the National Recruiter of the Year.[6] In 2014, named Wilson the top recruiter in all of college football.[7][8] In 2015, honored Wilson as the SEC Recruiter of the Year.[9] 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 to Alabama (30).[10]



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. Through two seasons, Wilson has lost just as many games as he has won.

Coach Wilson lead UTSA to their first ever bowl game in his first season as coach. Following the season Wilson and his staff secured the #1 ranked recruiting class in C-USA according to the rankings. Wilson's first full class finished 69th in the nation. UTSA had never before finished higher than 103rd prior to this class.

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
UTSA Roadrunners (Conference USA) (2016–present)
2016 UTSA 6–7 5–3 2nd (West) L New Mexico
2017 UTSA 6–5 3–5 5th (West)
2018 UTSA 3–9 2–6 5th (West)
UTSA: 15–21 10–14
Total: 15–21
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.


  1. "Nicholls State Bio". Retrieved November 28, 2012.
  2. "Geneva College Bio". Retrieved November 28, 2012.
  3. "Geneva College". Archived from the original on November 14, 2012. Retrieved November 28, 2012.
  4. "Frank Wilson Bio". Retrieved June 27, 2014.
  5. "Frank Wilson Bio". Retrieved June 27, 2014.
  6. "2011 Recruiter of year". Retrieved November 28, 2012.
  7. "14 for '14: Top recruiters in college football". Retrieved June 27, 2014.
  8. "LSU's Frank Wilson named No. 1 college football recruiter, says". The Times-Picayune/ Retrieved June 27, 2014.
  9. "2015 SEC Recruiter of the Year".
  10. "29 players drafted". Retrieved May 14, 2014.

External linksEdit

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