Texas State fires Everett Withers

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Texas State Bobcats have fired its head coach Everett Withers on Sunday, according to FootballScoop. He will not be allowed to coach the season-finale against the Arkansas State Red Wolves this coming Saturday.

The Bobcats fell to 3-8 on the season. They were defeated 12-7 by the Troy Trojans on Saturday.

Former Texas State head coach Everett Withers looks on from the sidelines against the Arkansas Razorbacks
Everett Withers looks on from the sidelines against the Arkansas Razorbacks (Getty Images)

The team has gone just 7-28 since Withers was hired. They also have gone 2-21 in Sun Belt Conference play.

Withers was hired by the school after two successful seasons at the FCS level with James Madison. He went 18-7 in those two seasons.

The 55-year-old Charlotte, North Carolina native is 32-41 in his coaching career, as a head coach. He also coached the 2011 season as the North Carolina Tar Heels head coach

Withers — who had been the team’s defensive coordinator — was appointed the interim head coach just one day after former head coach Butch Davis was fired. Davis was dismissed due to an NCAA investigation.

From 2008 through 2010, he was the Tar Heels Defensive Coordinator and defensive backs coach. He spent the 2012 and 2013 seasons with the Ohio State Buckeyes, where he was the Assistant Head Coach/Co-Defensive Coordinator and Safeties Coach.

He spent the 2007 season as the Minnesota Golden Gophers defensive coordinator. He worked as the Tennessee Titans defensive backs coach from 2001 through 2006.

Prior to his role with the Titans, he was the Texas Longhorns defensive backs coach from 1998 through 2000. Withers was also the Louisville Cardinals Assistant Head coach/Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs Coach from 1995 through 1997.

He spent the 1994 season as the New Orleans Saints defensive quality control coach. He was the Southern Miss Golden Eagles defensive backs coach and assistant special teams coach in 1992 and 1993.

Withers was the Tulane Green Wave outside linebackers coach in 1991. He began his coaching career with the Austin Peay Governors, where he first was their defensive backs coach in 19988.

He then spent the 1989 season as their defensive coordinator, before being promoted to wide receiver and special teams coach in 1990.

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