Report: Charlotte expected to hire one of nation's youngest head coaches
Charlotte has reportedly made a move to hire its next head football coach.
Will Healy of Austin Peay, whose team went 5-6 this season, is expected to be the next Charlotte coach, according to a report from Bruce Feldman. Healy coached Austin Peay since 2016, and the 33-year-old is one of the youngest coaches in college football. Austin Peay lost to Georgia 45-0 this season.
Austin Peay went 0-11 in 2016, but Healy turned it around the next season for a 8-4 record, a season that saw Austin Peay snap a 29-game losing streak and finish 7-1 in the Ohio Valley Conference.
Charlotte previously offered the job to James Madison’s Mike Houston, but Houston ultimately took the job at East Carolina as Charlotte withdrew the offer because Houston told its athletic director he was considering other coaching opportunities.
Charlotte last month fired Brad Lambert, the only coach the program has known, who put together a 21-48 record in the program’s first six years, which included the inaugural two years as an FCS Independent and four years at the FBS level as a member of Conference USA.
In 2016, he became the first Conference USA coach to defeat traditional league powers Southern Miss and Marshall on the road in the same season.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 4, 2018