In their fourth season of college football in the FBS, the Charlotte 49ers recorded a 5-7 record and let go of head coach Brad Lambert. But now it looks like the 49ers are set to name the coach that will lead them in 2019.
According to college football reporter Bruce Feldman, Charlotte is set to hire James Madison University head coach Mike Houston.
Houston has seven years of head coaching experience, but only in the NCAA Division II and FCS. This will be his first job in the FBS.
In his last three seasons at JMU, Houston's team has gone 37-5, winning the FCS National Championship in 2016 and finishing as runner-up for the title in 2017.
The team went 9-3 in 2018, finishing second in the Colonial Athletic Association and securing a spot in the FCS Playoffs.
In his prior stint at The Citadel, Houston led the Bulldogs to a Southern Conference title and the second round of the FCS Playoffs.
Houston takes over a Charlotte team that was only one win away from bowl eligibility in its fourth year in the Conference USA.