Having lost several of his coaches this offseason, Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban is hoping to replenish his staff quickly. He appears to have made another step as Alabama is expected to add another coach to Saban’s ranks.
According to ESPN college football insider Adam Rittenberg, the Crimson Tide are on the verge of hiring Virginia Tech wide receivers coach Holmon Wiggins to serve in the same capacity.
Wiggins is coming off his third year as wide receivers coach for the Hokies, having served on head coach Justin Fuente’s staff since his days at Memphis.
Prior to joining Fuente as a wide receivers coach in 2012, he served as a running backs coach at Tulsa in 2011, and at Illinois State from 2006 to 2010.
Sources: Alabama is expected to hire Virginia Tech wide receivers coach Holmon Wiggins for the same position. Wiggins also had been in the mix for a coordinator role at Temple. I'm hearing Virginia Tech could target Jafar Williams, most recently… https://t.co/AgjLSaFRQO
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) January 23, 2019
Wiggins replaces Josh Gattis, who departed Alabama after one year as wide receivers coach and co-offensive coordinator to take the full-time offensive coordinator position at Alabama.
As a player, Wiggins was a running back at New Mexico from 1998 to 2001. In four seasons with the Lobos, Wiggins had 1,833 yards and 11 touchdowns with a 4.3 yards per carry average.
He joined New Mexico as a coach in 2003, first as a student assistant and later as a graduate assistant.
Though Wiggins has never worked under Nick Saban before, he now has a chance to show off his coaching acumen at one of the top programs in the nation.