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Larry Coker steps aside at Texas-San Antonio

By The Sports Xchange   |   Jan. 6, 2016 at 1:15 AM
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Texas-San Antonio's first and only coach is out of a job.

Larry Coker, who was hired in 2009 to start the program from scratch and lead it into major college football, stepped down Tuesday.

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The 67-year-old Coker directed the Roadrunners to a 26-32 record in five seasons. The team's best finishes were 8-4 in 2012 and 7-5 in 2013, but it was not selected for a bowl either year. In 2015, UTSA wound up with a 3-9 record and finished next to least in the Conference USA West Division.

Coker took the job before there was a player on the roster, football facilites were in place or the team had a schedule. He spent two years getting the Roadrunners ready to play their first game in 2011.

"UTSA has been a very special place to me and I will be forever grateful for the experience," Coker said. "The future of UTSA football is very bright and I look forward to watching the Roadrunners' success in the future."

The school said it would begin a national search immediately for a replacement.

Coker guided the University of Miami to a BCS national title in 2001 and to the national championship game the following season before he was dismissed after the 2006 season. He previously served as an assistant for the Hurricanes and at Tulsa, Oklahoma State and Ohio State.

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