By Cheval John
Reporter, Vallano Media
Sam Houston State has named K.C. Keller as their new head football coach early today.
Keller is replacing Willie Fritz, who took the job at Georgia Southern earlier this month.
The former University of Delaware coach led the Blue Hens to winning the 2003 FCS title and made two more appearances in 2007 and 2010.
"Becoming part of the Southland Conference and coming to Texas also is an exciting opportunity," Keeler said to gobearkats.com
, the official website of SHSU athletics. "To know that within a three-and-a-half hour radius of my front door step is enough talent to win a national championship is tremendous. My wife and I are headed to Huntsville and are ready to hit the ground running with recruiting."
Bobby Williams, SHSU's director of athletics, believed that he got the right person.
One of the things that jumps out at you first is Coach Keeler’s record at the FCS level. Not only has he won a national championship but he has returned to the championship game two other times,” Williams said to gobearkats.com
. “He has a track record of building a program and then continuing that success.”
Keeler will hit the ground running in recruiting because of National Signing Day on Feb. 5th.