Huggins, Wyatt full football coaching staff
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Boston College head football coach Jeff Hafley announced the promotion of Huggins Soap and the addition of Darrell Wyatt Saturday morning to complete his 2022 coaching staff. Huggins was elevated to running backs coach after spending 2021 as assistant running backs coach with the Eagles, while Wyatt takes over as running backs coach. wide receivers coach; the same position he held at Central Florida since 2018.
“We are delighted to welcome Darrell to our team and announce Savon’s promotion to a full-time coaching role,” Hafley said. “Darrell brings a wealth of experience from both the college and NFL ranks and has longstanding relationships in key recruiting areas for our program. It was important for us to have a veteran presence to lead the room. receivers.”
In four seasons at UCF, Wyatt spent three years working for head coach Josh Heupel and his final year with head coach Gus Malzhan. Meanwhile, the Knights have compiled a 37-12 record, including an undefeated regular season in 2018, and four bowl appearances, including the 2019 Fiesta Bowl. In 2021, UCF averaged 206, 2 passing yards and 31.9 points per game. Last year, Wyatt and the Knights produced two 500-yard receivers in Ryan O’Keefe (812) and Brandon Johnson (565). Johnson finished second in the American Athletic Conference with 11 touchdowns, while O’Keefe, who won second-team All-AAC, added seven. O’Keefe set a UCF single-season record with 84 receptions .
Wyatt coached a pair of UCF All-Americans in his first three seasons in Orlando with Gabriel Davis and Marlon Williams under his tutelage. Davis was a Buffalo Bills fourth-round pick in 2020 and compiled 70 receptions in two years in the NFL.
Prior to UCF, Wyatt served as an offensive assistant at Arkansas State in 2017. The Red Wolves produced a top-five offense and a top-20 finish during his season with the team. Previously, he was at Houston in 2016 as a wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator and at Oklahoma State as an offensive analyst in 2015. The Cougars recorded a nine-win season in 2016, including a one-week win against No. 13 Oklahoma. In 2015, the Cowboys started 10-0 and finished with a win over No. 16 Ole Miss in the Sugar Bowl.
Wyatt was on the Texas coaching staff from 2011 to 2013 under Mack Brown. He served as offensive coordinator and wide receiver coach for the Longhorns in 2013, while serving as scouting coordinator and wide receiver coach in 2011 and 2012. While in Texas, Wyatt’s wide receivers earned five conference accolades All-Big 12. With the help of Wyatt as co-scouting coordinator, the 2012 Texas signing class was ranked No. 2 in the nation.
In 2008-09, Wyatt was associate head coach/offensive coordinator/receivers coach at Southern Mississippi. The Golden Eagles were No. 18 in the nation in offense and No. 31 in total offense in 2009. In 2008, Southern Miss broke 36 offensive school records en route to 20th in total offensive production in the nation.
Wyatt also has coaching experience with Kansas, Arizona, NFL Minnesota Vikings, Oklahoma, Baylor, Wyoming, Sam Houston State and Trinity Valley (Texas) Community College.
Wyatt graduated from Kansas State University, where he played for two seasons after transferring from Trinity Valley to Athens, Texas. He is originally from Killeen, Texas.
He and his wife Cindy are parents to a son, Desmond, and a daughter, Charese.
Huggins arrived on the high ground for the 2021 season after a brief stint as running backs coach in Massachusetts last spring. The former Rutgers running back worked with the BC running backs in the fall. Huggins got his start as a coach at Somerville High School (NJ), gained experience as an intern with the Miami Dolphins and broke into the college ranks at Buffalo in 2020 as an assistant wide receiver.
“Soap is someone I’ve known since I recruited him in high school,” Hafley added. “He has quickly established himself as one of the best young coaches in our game and a relentless scout and I’m delighted to see him mentor our running backs.”
At Somerville, Huggins worked as an offensive and defensive assistant as the team posted a 32-3 cumulative record between 2016 and 2018 and won a state title in 2017. After a scholarship with the Dolphins, he returned at his high school alma mater in St. Peter’s Prep (NJ) to win a state title as an offensive assistant.
As a player, Huggins spent four seasons at Rutgers and graduated in economics in three and a half years. He missed his senior year through injury after rushing for 842 yards, nine rushing touchdowns and 20 receptions in his first three seasons. The Scarlet Knights have bowled one game in all four years of his career. Huggins then earned his master’s degree from northern Iowa in sports psychology.
Huggins and his wife Victoria have son Zion and are expecting their second child this summer.
The Wyatt Coaching Experience
2018-21 Central Florida (wide receivers)
2017 Arkansas State (offensive assistant)
2016 Houston (Recruitment Coordinator/Wide Receivers)
2015 Oklahoma State (offensive analyst)
2013 Texas (offensive coordinator/wide receivers)
2011-12 Texas (recruiting coordinator/wide receivers)
2010 Kansas (Co-Offensive/Wide Receiver Coordinator)
2008-09 Southern Mississippi (Associate Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers)
2007 Arizona (passing game coordinator/wide receiver)
2006 Minnesota Vikings (wide receivers)
2005 Philadelphia Eagles (Trainee)
2005 Oklahoma (passing game coordinator/wide receiver)
2002-04 Oklahoma (wide receivers)
2001 Oklahoma State (passing game/wide receiver coordinator)
2000 Kansas (Associate Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers)
Denver Broncos 1998-99 (trainee)
1997-99 Kansas (assistant head coach/wide receivers)
1996 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (trainee)
1996 Baylor (wide receivers)
1995 Wyoming (wide receivers)
1992-94 Sam Houston State (wide receivers)
1989-91 Trinity Valley Community College (wide receivers)
The Huggins Workout Experience
2021 Boston College (assistant records)
Spring 2021 Massachusetts (Running Backs)
Buffalo 2020 (wide receiver assistant)
2019 St. Peter’s Prep (offensive coach)
2019 Miami Dolphins (Stage Bill Walsh – Running Backs)
2016-18 Somerville High School (offensive and defensive assistant)