College Football

Houston Christian names Braxton Harris as 2nd football coach

HOUSTON (AP) Braxton Harris has been named head coach at Houston Christian, becoming only the second coach for the FCS program that was known as Houston Baptist until a name change in September.

Harris spent the last two seasons at Campbell, where he was associate head coach, linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator. The 38-year-old Texas native previously was head coach at Howard Payne in Brownwood, Texas, from 2017-19.

HCU athletic director Steve Moniaci said when introducing Harris on Tuesday that the school was looking for a coach to energize the program and someone with strong ties to Texas and the Houston area.

Vic Shealy resigned on Nov. 21 after a 2-9 season. He was hired as the school's first coach in April 2012, then he led the Huskies through a seven-game developmental season in 2013. They are 18-75 overall since their inaugural season in the Southland Conference in 2014.


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Updated December 14, 2022

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