UTSA head coach Frank Wilson announced Thursday that he has hired Charlie Camp as linebackers coach and Deron Wilson as cornerbacks coach.
Camp comes to UTSA from Houston Baptist, where he served as the Huskies' defensive coordinator and linebackers coach. He made his mark on the defense in his three seasons with the program, as the unit improved each season in scoring defense, rushing defense and pass efficiency defense. He mentored five all-conference performers, including linebacker Garrett Dolan, who collected six All-America certificates, was a three-time All-Southland Conference selection and finished his career with the seventh-most career tackles in Football Championship Subdivision history under Camp's tutelage.
"Charlie Camp is a veteran coach who brings a proven track record of developing young men on and off the field," Wilson said. "He's a talented recruiter and will add a lot of positive energy within our organization. I am very excited about the addition of Charlie Camp to our staff. Our players will benefit from his experience and leadership."
Prior to his tenure at HBU, Camp was the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Rowlett (Texas) High School for two seasons. He has a wealth of collegiate experience, serving as linebackers coach at Akron, North Dakota State, Nevada, San Jose State, Oregon State, San Diego State and Idaho and defensive ends coach at Arizona. He also interned as a linebackers coach with the Chargers and Dolphins of the NFL.
Wilson spent the last two seasons as a graduate assistant for the UTSA defense working with the defensive backs. He has helped lead the Roadrunners to 12 wins and back-to-back years of being bowl eligible, including the program's first-ever bowl appearance in the 2016 Gildan New Mexico Bowl. Wilson helped tutor a secondary that saw three players earn All-Conference USA accolades during the past two seasons.
UTSA boasted one of the nation's top defenses in 2017, as the Roadrunners led C-USA in seven different statistical categories and they currently rank in the top 10 among all Football Bowl Subdivision teams in five. UTSA held eight of its 11 opponents to 300-or-less yards of total offense, including a school-record 149 allowed in the 51-17 win against Southern, and five foes rushed for 100-or-less yards, highlighted by a program-record 37 allowed in the 44-14 victory at Texas State.
"Deron Wilson served an integral role in the development of our corners during the 2017 season," Wilson said. "Deron thrived as a player at the cornerback position while at Southern Miss and his passion to teach the fundamentals of the position were an important component in establishing a Top-10 nationally ranked defense in 2017. We're elevating Deron's role as he's prepared to lead the group on a full-time basis. He's earned this opportunity."
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