The efforts of new Texas Longhorns head coach Tom Herman to build up a personnel staff to compete with nationally-elite programs took another step on Sunday with the addition of Bryan Carrington as the Assistant Director of Player Personnel.
Carrington comes to Austin after spending the last two years in the same role with the Houston Cougars.
On Twitter, Joseph Duarte of the Houston Chronicle posted Carrington’s farewell message.
“Throughout my undergraduate years, I always held the University of Houston in a special place in my heart and I want to bid a cheerful farewell to the entire #CoogNation and inform you that I am leaving this fall as a graduate of the University of Houston ‘16 and heading to the prestigious University of Texas at Austin as the Assistant Director of Player Personnel,” he wrote.
The opportunity to recruit at a University that I’ve dreamed about since my childhood is an opportunity that I cannot pass up. This truly is a dream come true. I’ve enjoyed working for the University of Houston football program for the last two years and I have learned so much in so little time and have had many valuable experiences that I consider priceless. I will be following the program throughout my career. And I wish you all the best in the future! #ForeverCoog #HookEm”
A 2008 graduate of St. Pius X in Houston, Carrington has taken the road less traveled to his current position — according to LinkedIn, he attended Houston from 2008-2011 before transferring to Houston Community College for three years and then returning in 2015 to serve on Herman’s staff.
During that time, he’s worked as a sales representative at Gallery Furniture, a garden associate at Home Depot, a waiter/server/bartender at Pappas Seafood House and Olive Garden, a bartender at the Tasting Room, and as a caregiver at Perry Lee Home Health Care.
As the Assistant Director of Player Personnel at Houston, he listed his job requirements as the following:
• Assist in evaluation and recruitment of prospective student-athletes
• Compile the recruiting manual for coaching and support staff personnel
• Assist in coordinating recruiting calendar for the traveling position coaches
• Maintain the recruiting database with prospect contact info and evaluations
• Responsible for recruiting board tags, evaluations and recruitment status on prospects