New Texas Longhorns defensive line coach Oscar Giles should be a familiar name to any long-time ‘Horns fan.
A former player and former coach in Austin, Giles talks about his experiences in this Longhorn Network interview, part of a series highlighting the coaching staff under Tom Herman:
Giles is a 1991 UT grad who played defensive end for the ‘Horns between 1987 and 1990. He’s got extensive coaching experience in the state as well with stops at SMU, Texas State and Houston in addition to Texas.
This is actually his fourth run in Austin, following his playing days, a stop in 1999 as graduate assistant and a long run as defensive end coach from 2005 to 2013.
Giles is thrilled to be back, but says he’s focused on the future and giving his players the opportunity to win championships.
“The kids that we recruit, I want those guys to understand that you can win a championship here,” he says. “This is a great time to be here.”
Giles says that, just as he’s trying to make his players better, he’s always striving to become a better coach and husband. He frequently attends clinics to better himself and take the next step.
He’s coached 17 players who went on to the NFL, but says it’s more important to coach them into being better men who will earn college degrees and be prepared for life after football. Check out the rest of the clip to learn more.