Gilmer coaching legend Jeff Traylor signs a 5-year contract as new UTSA head football coach


SAN ANTONIO (KETK) – Former Gilmer coaching legend Jeff Traylor has reportedly agreed to become the next head coach for the University of Texas at San Antonio Roadrunners.

According to a press release from UTSA, Traylor’s five-year contract begins on December 13 which includes $800,000 in guaranteed compensation in year one. Financial incentives are included for reaching goals such as regular-season game wins, achievement in bowl games and ticket sales.

A press conference will take place on Tuesday, December 10 at 2:00 p.m. at the Alamodome.

Traylor has nearly 30 years of coaching experience

“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.”

Traylor has nearly 30 years of coaching experience as he led the Gilmer Buckeyes to three state titles during his tenure and had an overall record of 176-26. He also had seven 13-win seasons.

“As we conducted an extensive national search, one candidate prominently rose above the others for his record of success, his commitment to preparing student-athletes for life and his deep ties to football here in the state of Texas,” said UTSA President Taylor Eighmy. “Coach Traylor embodies all of these characteristics and has an outstanding reputation among his high school, college and professional peers for his ability to recruit, develop and mold champions—on the field and in life.”

The Roadrunners are coming off a 4-8 record during the 2019 season and are a member of Conference USA.

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