Gilmer Coach Jeff Traylor Will Accept Texas Assistant Job
It looks like one of East Texas' most successful football coaches is headed to the Forty Acres.
Reports from the Austin American-Statesman and OrangeBloods say Gilmer head coach Jeff Traylor will accept the special teams/tight ends coaching position at The University of Texas.
This would mean the end of a prolific 15-year career by Traylor at Gilmer, where he has a 175-26 with three state championships. He would leave his alma mater as the Class 4A Division II champion, a title Traylor coached the 16-0 Buckeyes to last season.
Having Traylor on staff would mean a huge recruiting boost for Texas, which had just one signee from the region this year -- Kris Boyd from Gilmer.
When the deal is finalized, Traylor will replace Bruce Chambers, who was kept on staff after Mack Brown resigned his job at Texas but was fired after the 2014 season.