Artwork Briles interviewing to be Southern Miss offensive coordinator, report says | NCAA Soccer


Former Baylor head soccer coach Artwork Briles is in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, to interview for the vacant offensive coordinator place at Southern Miss, the Biloxi Solar-Herald reported Monday, citing an unidentified supply.

Briles was fired in Could 2016 because the Baylor athletic division, and particularly his soccer program, was roiled by the way it dealt with claims of sexual misconduct and assault. He has been out of faculty teaching since his dismissal.

Baylor’s athletic director and the college president, in addition to Briles’ son Kendal, who was a soccer assistant, had been amongst those that misplaced their jobs after the college commissioned an impartial investigation into misconduct by a spread of faculty officers.

The CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats employed Briles in August 2017 however rescinded the job supply following public blowback. Most lately, he was head coach of the Estra Guelfi Firenze squad within the Italian Federation of American Soccer.

Briles was 65-37, together with two Large 12 titles, in eight seasons as Baylor’s head coach. Earlier than that, he was 34-28 as Houston’s head coach.

Shannon Dawson, who had served as Southern Miss’ offensive coordinator for 3 seasons beneath coach Jay Hopson, was employed final month as an offensive assistant beneath new Houston coach Dana Holgorsen.

Following a 6-5 season in 2018 by which his workforce’s offense struggled, Hopson additionally introduced in January that offensive line coach Erik Losey and strength-and-conditioning coach SaJason Finley wouldn’t be retained.

An NCAA investigation into the Baylor athletic division is ongoing. The college has settled 5 Title IX lawsuits over allegations by former college students.

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