By Eduardo Lerma
There is a new sheriff in San Marcos.
Everett Withers, a former Ohio State University defensive coordinator, is now the Texas State head coach. On Thursday, Texas State Athletics held a press conference to introduce Withers. To start the press conference, President of Texas State University Denise Trauth had some words to say about the coaching search.
Trauth said, “We were looking for a man, for a coach that has championship experience, who was an excellent recruiter, who had a commitment to team core values, who had a passion for coaching and who understood the student part of student athletes and we got it all.”
After Trauth was Athletics Director Larry Teis. Teis expressed his prayers and condolences to the Trevillion family.
Teis said that when looking for a coach, in terms of Withers he said, “It was destiny from the start.”
After Teis spoke, it was time to introduce Everett Withers.
Everett Withers started by also gave his condolences to the Trevillion family. Texas State Athletics introduced not only Withers but also his wife Kara and his son Pierce to the Bobcat family.
Everett Withers has 28 years of coaching experience; 7 of those years in the NFL, 21 in college. Withers expressed that he also was searching for a program that was committed to excellence and he feels that Texas State is that place for him. At one point during his interview with Trauth, Withers said “This is it.”
Withers made one thing very clear at the press conference. “I believe that energy plus creativity equals production,” said Withers. This statement echoed in the room. A lot of what was said by Withers fit very well with fans and student athletes in the Champions Club level of Bobcat Stadium.
In a special edition of Bobcat Radio, we got to sit down with Coach Withers and he answered some questions.
Coach Withers will have a lot to get prepared with the Texas State football team. For now, he is pretty excited to be in San Marcos and we’ll be looking forward to seeing him on the sidelines.