Maile finishing season as Utah State’s interim coach
Frank Maile has been appointed Utah State’s interim head coach for the rest of the season.
Maile, who had titles of assistant head coach and co-defensive coordinator, replaces Gary Andersen, who was relieved of his duties on Saturday.
The 38-year-old Maile is in his fifth season of his second stint on the Aggies’ coaching staff. He previously had a five-year stint from 2009-13 before taking a position at Vanderbilt for two seasons before returning to the campus in Logan, Utah.
Maile served as interim coach when Utah State routed North Texas 52-13 in the 2018 New Mexico Bowl. He guided the team after Matt Wells left to take the Texas Tech gig.
Maile also played in 42 games (21 starts) for Utah State from 2004-07 and was a team captain as a senior. He had 71 tackles, including 19 for loss, during his career.
Utah State (0-3) was outscored 114-29 this season before the school parted ways with Andersen, who was in his second season of his second stint at the school. Andersen also was Aggies head coach from 2009-12, leaving to become the head coach at Wisconsin. He was also the head coach at Oregon State, going 59-63-0 in his career over 11 seasons.
Utah State athletic director John Hartwell said the school will conduct a national search to identify its next head coach.
–Field Level Media