FAYETTEVILLE — Former Arkansas assistant Jeff Traylor has accepted the head coaching job at UTSA.
Traylor’s hiring was announced Monday afternoon in a press release by the school. The former Arkansas running backs coach is excited for the opportunity to lead the RoadRunners.
“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 coached the Razorbacks running backs and was the associate head coach the past two years. He helped develop Rakeem Boyd who topped the 1,000-yard rushing mark this past season. Traylor was noted for his recruiting in East Texas.
He has been a head coach at Gilmer (Texas) High School and assistant at Texas as well as SMU before coming to Arkansas. He was also an assistant at a pair of high schools in Texas, Big Sandy and Jacksonville, prior to becoming a head coach.
Traylor will be officially introduced in San Antonio on Tuesday at 2 p.m.