Herman hires four assistant coaches

New football coach Tom Herman (center), with Mike Perring (left) and UT President Greg Fenves (KXAN Photo/Frank Martinez)
New football coach Tom Herman (center), with Mike Perrin (left) and UT President Greg Fenves (KXAN Photo/Frank Martinez)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — University of Texas Head football Coach Tom Herman announced the hiring of four assistant coaches. Former Longhorn defensive end and assistant coach Oscar Giles is coming back to Texas along with Derek Warehime, Jason Washington and Corby Meekins. Herman will announced coaching titles when he has hired his entire staff.

“I’m thrilled to have all of these guys on board and hitting the ground running during this really important time for us,” Herman said. “All four of our coaches were with us in Houston and have strong ties and relationships in the state of Texas, so they will be a huge asset in recruiting right now. They’re terrific coaches, as well, so they’ll do a great job building and developing our team going forward. Fernando and Derek do a tremendous job, are totally aligned with our coaches and critical to the success of our program.”

Giles is a former Longhorn defensive end who has spent 10 years at Texas as defensive ends coach and graduate assistant, with Herman in 1999.

“I’m really excited,” Giles said. “It’s a great opportunity to get back where I started and have a chance to work with some great kids. I have the passion inside me where I can’t wait to get out on that football field and work with those kids, share with them the experiences I had as a player and the experience the first time I was here as a coach.”

Herman’s defensive coordinator at Houston, Todd Orlando, is interim head coach and will interview for the head coach position along with offensive coordinator and former UT player and assistant Major Applewhite.

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