Wilson is no stranger to Louisiana. He graduated from Nicholls and then spent 7 years as a high school assistant and head coach. He was also an assistant at LSU from 2010 through 2015 before landing the head coaching job at UTSA.
Wilson went 19-29 overall and 13-19 in his four seasons with the Roadrunners. He led them to a bowl game in his first campaign, but lost the bowl game to New Mexico 23-20 to finish with a losing record at 6-7. They finished 6-5 in 2017 but did not receive a bowl bid. The final two years UTSA went 3-9 and 4-8.
Wilson replaces Sterlin Gilbert who left to join Syracuse as offensive coordinator. There is some work to do for Wilson as McNeese is ineligible for the FCS Playoffs in 2020 due to Academic Progress Rate issues. McNeese went 7-5 overall and 5-4 in the Southland Conference in Gilbert’s lone season.
The Frank Wilson era kicks off on September 5 with a road game at Louisiana-Lafayette.