Former Texas-San Antonio coach Larry Coker has reached a settlement with the university over his buyout, according to Jerry Briggs of The San Antonio Express-Times. Per the report, Coker, 67 will receive a grand total of $650,000.
Coker, who stepped down as head coach in January after five years on the job, could have received more than $1.5 million under the original terms of his contract, but this settlement saves the university nearly $1 million. Rather than receive the higher sum over a period of time, Coker will instead receive a lump amount: $550,000 next month and another $100,000 in October.
Thus ends an era for the young Roadrunners football team, who debuted in 2011 and with Coker as its first head coach. He went 26-32 in five years at UTSA, not making a single bowl game. In his final season, UTSA went 3-9 (3-5 C-USA) before Coker stepped down and was succeeded by LSU running backs coach Frank Wilson.
Coker also coached at Miami for six seasons, going 60-15 and winning a national championship.
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