SAN ANTONIO – The UTSA Roadrunners have hired Jeff Traylor as the program’s next football coach, the university confirmed on Monday night.

Traylor comes to San Antonio after spending time at the University of Texas, Southern Methodist University and the University of Arkansas.

“Finding a leader who not only understands the landscape of recruiting in Texas but has demonstrated an ability to build a championship culture was key in this selection,” said Dr. Lisa Campos, UTSA Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics. “Jeff is a high energy individual who is going to engage our community, build relationships and positively impact the lives of our student-athletes, all while building a championship-caliber program.”


Traylor posted a 175-26 record as a four-time Texas High School Coach of the Year and helped the Longhorns sign the No. 7-ranked recruiting class in the country. He will make $800,000 in guaranteed compensation in year one.

“I am so excited and grateful for this opportunity, and thank Dr. Eighmy, Dr. Campos and the rest of the UTSA community for putting their trust in me,” said Traylor. “I can’t wait to meet our student-athletes and the rest of the Roadrunner Family, and I look forward to hitting the ground running. UTSA is a sleeping giant and I can’t wait to wake it up.”

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