HOUSTON (AP)Braxton Harris has been named head coach at Houston Christian, becoming only the second coach for the FCS program that was known as Houston Baptist until a name change in September.
Harris spent the last two seasons at Campbell, where he was associate head coach, linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator. The 38-year-old Texas native previously was head coach at Howard Payne in Brownwood, Texas, from 2017-19.
HCU athletic director Steve Moniaci said when introducing Harris on Tuesday that the school was looking for a coach to energize the program and someone with strong ties to Texas and the Houston area.
Vic Shealy resigned on Nov. 21 after a 2-9 season. He was hired as the school’s first coach in April 2012, then he led the Huskies through a seven-game developmental season in 2013. They are 18-75 overall since their inaugural season in the Southland Conference in 2014.
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