CHARLOTTE - The Charlotte 49ers introduced Will Healy as the second coach in the school's six-year football history on Wednesday.
Healy, 33, spent three seasons at Austin Peay, where he turned around one of the most unsuccessful programs in the nation.
Before Healy's arrival, the school had lost 34 out of 35 games. After going 0-11 in his first season in 2016, Healy still managed to recruit the No. 1-rated class in FCS. Austin Peay went 8-4 the next season.
"Will Healy reflects our program and institution," Charlotte AD Mike Hill said. "He is a young, hungry, up and comer. He is a force to be reckoned with."
"We've got a gold mine here," said Healy. "The people in the city of Charlotte need to come see what this place is about. People are going to come here because they know us and because of the the relationships that our players and our coaches and our athletic department have with them."