Remove the “interim” tag from Andre Coleman’s title.
Coleman, who had served as Texas’ wide receivers coach on an interim basis since Dec. 1, received a promotion from head coach Tom Herman on Monday. Coleman now is the Longhorns’ full-time receivers coach.
“We are really fortunate and excited to be adding Andre to our full-time coaching staff,” Herman said in a release. “He’s a veteran coach who is highly respected, but working with him every day last year gave us a chance to personally see his passion for the game and love for the players. When he stepped in to coach our wide receivers, recruit and work more closely with our coaching staff and players for the Alamo Bowl, we all came away extremely impressed. Andre covers all the bases — he has a great offensive mind, is a tremendous and proven developer of players, outstanding recruiter and just an awesome person and addition to our staff.”
Coleman, a Kansas State great and the team’s offensive coordinator during the final year of Bill Snyder’s tenure in 2018, said he was “excited to have the opportunity” to remain on Herman’s staff.
“It’s been a lifelong dream of mine to coach at school like Texas that’s one of the perennial powers in college sports with such a great tradition and get a chance to recruit the top talent across the nation,” he said. “I’m looking forward to helping these guys both on and off the field and helping our program be something our fans are proud of. I’ve learned so much from Coach Herman over the past year. He’s one of the best football minds I’ve ever been around, and he’s one of the best motivators I’ve ever been around. I’m excited for the opportunity to continue to grow and learn from him at Texas.”
After taking over in his interim role last month, Coleman coached the team’s receivers during practices for the Alamo Bowl. In the game — a dominant 38-10 victory over No. 11 Utah in San Antonio — the Longhorns’ receivers hauled in nine passes for 165 yards and two touchdowns.
“We have a great group of guys in the receivers room,” Coleman said. “They’re hungry for knowledge, they want to learn and they want to get better. It’s a coach’s job to take kids to places they can’t get to by themselves. I’m looking forward to that challenge of bringing out the best in them and watching their success. As a coach, I want to give them all the tools and all the knowledge that I have so that they can become the best players they can be, both on and off the field.”
In addition to his on-field coaching role the past month, Coleman also became one of the Longhorns’ full-time recruiters in the lead up to the early signing period, which ran from Dec. 18 to 20.
After leaving K-State following Snyder’s retirement in December 2018, Coleman joined Texas’ staff in an analyst role in February 2019.
Prior to taking over as K-State’s offensive coordinator, he coached the team’s wide receivers from 2013 to 2017. He added the title of pass game coordinator in 2016 and continued in that role the following season.
Starring for the Wildcats from 1990 to 1993, he tallied 3,443 all-purpose yards. That total included 1,556 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns on 95 receptions and 1,458 kickoff-return yards on 60 returns.
He went on to play five seasons in the NFL, including scoring on a 98-yard kickoff return for the Chargers in Super Bowl XXIX