Reports: Gilmer’s Jeff Traylor To Interview For Assistant Coaching Job At Texas On Tuesday
According to multiple reports, longtime Gilmer head football coach Jeff Traylor will interview for the vacant tight ends/special teams coaching position at the University of Texas on Tuesday.
The story was first reported by HornsDigest.com, a member of the Scout.com network, and has since been corroborated by multiple outlets.
Texas expressed interest in bringing in Cedar Hill football coach Joey McGuire, but he withdrew his name from consideration for the job over the weekend.
Traylor has spent the last 15 seasons on the sidelines at Gilmer, compiling a robust coaching record of 175-26. He has led the Buckeyes to three state championships, including last season's 16-0 squad that captured the Class 4A Division II title.
Kris Boyd, who was instrumental in leading Gilmer to the crown, signed with Texas last week and was the only East Texan in the 2015 recruiting class to ink with the Longhorns. Meanwhile, Texas' chief in-state rival -- Texas A&M -- signed five players from the region.
In addition to his massive success on the high school level, Traylor might also bring greater recruiting success for the Longhorns in East Texas, which is annually one of the most highly-concentrated area of top-notch recruits in the southern U.S.
Texas is looking for a replacement for Bruce Chambers, a holdover from the Mack Brown regime who was fired following the 2014 season. The Longhorns were 6-7 in Strong's first year in charge, falling to Arkansas, 31-7, in the Texas Bowl on Dec. 29.
Under Traylor, Gilmer has reached the postseason for 14 consecutive years. The Buckeyes won state titles in 2004, 2009, and 2014, and played for two other titles in 2007 and 2012.