Official Longhorns News: Another Top Experienced Texas Man Confirm To Leave Texas Longhorn Football Program

Former Special Assistant Paul Chryst Leaves Texas


Paul Chryst, the former head coach of Wisconsin and Pitt, has left his role as a special assistant to the head coach at Texas. Chryst, who joined Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian’s staff in 2023, was recently seen at Packers OTAs without any Texas gear.

Chryst’s departure is part of a broader exodus, as all three of Texas’s special assistants have now left the program. As a special assistant, Chryst contributed to personnel and game-planning on the offensive side. He was hired by Texas after being let go by Wisconsin during the 2022 season.

Before his time at Texas, Chryst served as Wisconsin’s head coach from 2015 to 2022 and was the head coach at Pitt from 2012 to 2014.

Inside Texas reported on June 6 that Chryst attended Packers OTAs alongside Texas special teams coordinator/tight ends coach Jeff Banks. Texas offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Kyle Flood was also present at OTAs with Banks and Chryst last month.

The other special assistants who have left Texas include Joe DeCamillis, now the special teams coordinator for the South Carolina Gamecocks under head coach Shane Beamer, and Payam Saadat, who joined the Nevada Wolfpack as the defensive line coach and associate head coach with Jeff Choate. Choate, the former Texas co-DC/LB coach, was hired as Nevada’s head coach early this offseason.

During Chryst’s tenure, Texas enjoyed a successful 2023 season, finishing with a 12-2 record (9-1 Big 12), a Big 12 Championship, and the program’s first appearance in the College Football Playoff. The Longhorns are set to join the SEC next year.

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