Loud rap music pulses through the spring air as the UTSA Roadrunners arrive for practice. Players sway to the beat, shaking the morning out of their muscles. Later, as UTSA moves into individual drills, the rhythm slows and country breaks through. Instruction is happening, and second-year head coach Frank Wilson wants to make sure his coaches are heard. Toward the end of the session, 11-on-11 begins, and the beats per minute start climbing. Coaches and players shout on the sideline through the rhythms that spur the Roadrunners on.
It's a playlist Wilson designed specifically to carry the team through practice.