Texas State Bobcats fires football coach Jake Spavital

Jake Spavital (courtesy Texas State Athletics)


Letter from AD Don Coryell About Leadership of Texas State Football

Dear Bobcat Community:

This afternoon, I met with head football coach Jake Spavital to inform him that we are making a change in the leadership of our football program.

Jake has been a tremendous member of our Bobcat community for four years, engaging our fans and donors, recruiting tremendous young men to wear our uniform, and acting as a man of integrity and character. Ultimately, we simply did not win enough games and make the desired progress for us to believe that the immediate future would be different. On behalf of Texas State Athletics, I want to thank Jake for his service, and we wish him, Mehgan, and their family all the best moving forward.

I strongly believe that Texas State Football can consistently win at a high level. We have some of college football’s most passionate and generous fans and supporters; we have tremendous facilities; we are located in a hotbed of football-driven communities and recruits; we are aligned in our collective vision for Texas State Football; and we are working on providing the necessary resources to enable our student-athletes and coaches to be successful.

Our search for a new head football coach is underway, and we will move with the utmost speed and diligence. We are confident that we will find an excellent leader of men, a man of character, and a tremendous football coach to take us to unprecedented heights. I will refrain from commenting on the search until we are ready to introduce our new coach.

Thank you for all that you do to support Texas State Athletics.


Don Coryell Signature

Don Coryell
Director of Athletics
Texas State