On a day when UTSA lost two assistant coaches to other jobs around the country, Frank Wilson promoted Jason Rollins to Defensive Coordinator. Earlier today two special teams coach Rickey Brumfield announced he was moving on to Virginia while safeties coach Patrick Toney is off to Louisiana Lafayette.
Rollins replaces Pete Golding who left earlier this month for a position on Nick Saban's staff at Alabama. Rollins has been the associate head coach under Wilson since 2016 and coached linebackers as well. Before coming to UTSA, Rollins spent nine seasons on the staff at Tulane, including working as the co-defensive coordinator in 2015. In 2015 the Green Wave defense finished 80th in total defense, 9th in the AAC. Before 2015 he coached the Green Wave secondary.
Rollins served as Co-Defensive coordinator at McNeese State from 2005 to 2007 under Tommy Tate and current Louisiana Monroe head coach Matt Viator. In 2005 the Cowboys ranked 86th in the FCS in total defense and finished 5-4. In 2006 McNeese improved to 60th in total defense and 7-5 overall. The 2007 Cowboys ranked 68th in total defense, 12th in scoring defense and ended the season 11-1.
Last season Golding's UTSA unit finished 7th in the FBS in total defense.