Everett Withers accepts Texas State head coaching job
Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday January 06, 2016
James Madison head coach Everett Withers has accepted the head coaching job at Texas State, a source tells CoachingSearch. (Update: The school has announced the move. A press conference is scheduled for Thursday)
Withers is 19-7 in two years as JMU head coach. He recently made several changes to the defensive staff at JMU and brought in new assistants. Withers also went 7-6 as North Carolina interim head coach in 2011.
JMU’s offense was No. 2 in scoring in FCS last season at 44.3 points per game.
The 52-year-old Withers does have some experience in Texas, serving as a Longhorns assistant from 1998-2000. Other stops in his career include Ohio State, Minnesota, Louisville, Southern Miss, the Tennessee Titans, the New Orleans Saints and more.
He takes over a Texas State program that went 3-9 last season, but did go 13-11 from 2013-14. This year, the Bobcats were No. 79 in scoring offense (26.9 ppg) and No. 120 in scoring defense (39.2 ppg).
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