Frank Wilson is in his first season as the special teams/specialists coach.
In 2016 Under the guidance of Wilson, Brad Davis, Bailey Cate and Darrell Brown earned Conference USA All-Freshmen Team honors. ODU led Conference USA and finished in the top-10 in the country in kickoff return defense.
In 2015 Wilson moved to Northwestern State (La.). At NSU he coached the safeties. Wilson’s safeties led the team in interceptions, forced fumbles, fumbles recovered, sacks and pass breakups.
At Missouri Southern State University in 2014, Wilson coached the cornerbacks who accounted for 64 percent of the defensive turnovers (16 total).
He spent the 2013 season as the defensive backs coach at East Stroudsburg. In his first year working with the secondary, the Warriors finished the season ranked No. 31 in the nation in total pass defense, an improvement of 133 spots.
Prior to East Stroudsburg, Wilson was a recruiting intern with the University of Minnesota. While there, he produced unique mailers, built recruiting databases, researched recruits and worked recruiting events and camps.
Wilson started his coaching career at East Stroudsburg (Pa.) as a graduate assistant. He worked with the secondary and special teams units and also was a graphic designer for the team and university.
Wilson played at the University of Dayton from 2002-2005. The Flyers were 37-7 during his four seasons, won a Pioneer League title and the NCAA Mid-Major National Championship in 2002. He started at cornerback, while also playing safety and on special teams at Dayton.