Frank Wilson named new head football coach at McNeese

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Frank Wilson UTSA

New Orleans native Frank Wilson, former LSU Associate Head coach and UTSA Head Coach, has been named McNeese’s 17th head coach. The school announced the hiring Thursday.

Wilson replaces, Sterlin Gilbert, the former offensive coordinator at South Florida who resigned after one season at the helm to become Syracuce’s offensive coordinator. The Cowboys went 7-5 with a 5-4 record in Southland Conference play in 2019.

Many expected Wilson to return to a Power 5 program as an assistant because of his recruiting prowess after he was relieved of his duties recently as UTSA’s head coach. Instead, the former highly-regarded Louisiana high school head coach will look to lead McNeese back to the top of their FCS conference where both in-state rivals Nicholls and Southeastern have garnered conference titles and playoff berths in the past few seasons.

Wilson finished his tenure in San Antonio with a 19-29 record in four seasons.

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