Ex-Bulldog Sands hired by UTSA

Former South Carolina assistant Everette Sands, a former Citadel great, has been named running backs coach at UTSA. (Travis Bell/SIDELINE CAROLINA)

Former Citadel great and ex-South Carolina assistant coach Everette Sands has been named running backs coach at the University of Texas-San Antonio, the Conference USA school announced Tuesday.

Sands will work for UTSA coach Frank Wilson, a former LSU assistant who was named the Roadrunners’ new head coach in January. UTSA was 3-9 last season under former coach Larry Coker.

“Adding a coach the caliber of Everette Sands to our staff is a coup for UTSA,” Wilson said. “He is a veteran coach who has a history of developing NFL-caliber running backs. He has a wealth of knowledge and expertise and I can’t wait to see him get to work with his position group with the return of 1,000-yard back Jarveon Williams and a host of quality depth.”

Sands, an All-America fullback while at The Citadel, where he graduated in 1993, spent the last four seasons as running backs coach at South Carolina.

“I am looking forward to joining Coach Wilson and helping him and the staff build something really special at UTSA,” Sands said. “The pieces are starting to come together and we have the right man in Coach Wilson leading the way. San Antonio is a great city and I am eager to help lead these young men on the pathway to success here at UTSA.”

A native of Conway, Sands also has coached at The Citadel, North Carolina State, Ohio and Elon.