Southern Miss assistant coach Pete Golding is the new defensive coordinator for UTSA under recently hired head coach Frank Wilson,
A source told FOX Sports Tuesday morning that the hire was expected. The school announced it on Thursday.
Golding has experience as a DC. Prior to joining the USM staff as a secondary coach, he spent two seasons as the defensive coordinator at FCS Southeastern Louisiana. In his final year with the Lions, Golding helped Southeastern Louisiana to an 11-3 overall record, 7-0 in Southland Conference play. The Lions set a school record for victories in a season and won the program’s first league title since 1961.
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Golding served as Southeastern Louisiana’s DC after spending the previous two seasons in the same capacity at alma mater Delta State, where he ranks third all-time in tackles.
Delta State went 22-7 in his two seasons running the defense after going 5-5 the year before Golding took over.