Conference USA coach comments on Vanderbilt job rumors
When the Vanderbilt head coaching job came open this past weekend, Charlotte coach Will Healy immediately received buzz as a candidate.
On Wednesday, Healy was asked about those rumors by Kyle Bailey of WFNZ radio in Charlotte. Healy acknowledged he has heard the rumors and called them flattering, but says he hasn’t had conversations with anyone at VU.
Will Healy, HC of @CharlotteFTBL, just told me that rumors of @VandyFootball showing interest him replacing Derek Mason are “flattering” and that he “hears the rumors,” but Healy tells me there have been no conversations and that Vandy has not reached out to him.
— Kyle Bailey (@KyleBaileyClub) December 2, 2020
The 35-year-old native of Chattanooga, Tennessee played quarterback at Air Force and Richmond before getting into coaching as a Chattanooga assistant in 2009. He took the Austin Peay job in 2016. After going 0-11 in 2016, The Governors went 13-10 under Healy the next two seasons. At Charlotte, he led the 49ers to their first bowl game in his first season with the program.
We’ll see if Vanderbilt reaches out to the up-and-comer.