Holmon Wiggins

  • Holmon
  • Wiggins

  • Wide Receivers Coach
The Wiggins File
Experience: 14th season, 1st at Virginia Tech
Hometown: Los Angeles, Cal.
High School: San Pedro (1998)
College: New Mexico (2003)
Playing Exp: New Mexico (1998-2001)
Family: Wife – Dominique; Daughters – Justyce, Karyn, Brooklyn and Journye
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Coaching History
YearSchoolPosition
2016Virginia TechWide Receivers
2012-15MemphisWide Receivers
2011TulsaRunning Backs
2006-10Illinois StateRunning Backs
2005New MexicoGraduate Assistant
2003-04New MexicoStudent Assistant


Bowl Games Coached (6)
2015MemphisBirmingham*
2014MemphisMiami Beach
2011TulsaBell Helicopter Armed Forces
2006Illinois StateFCS Playoffs
2003New MexicoEmerald
2003New MexicoLas Vegas
* - Joined VT prior to bowl game

Coaching Highlights

  • Well-versed in the offensive philosophy of head coach Justin Fuente and offensive coordinator Brad Cornelsen, Wiggins’ relationship with that duo and current Tech offensive line coach Vance Vice dates back to their time together at Illinois State.
  • Enters his initial season with the Hokies and will coach the wide receivers at Virginia Tech. Joins the Hokies from Memphis, where he spent the past four seasons in the same capacity.
  • An integral component of Fuente’s staff that helped lead Memphis to 19 victories and back-to-back bowl appearances in 2014-15. That amazing run featured a 15-game winning streak, the school’s first conference championship since 1971 and a double-overtime win over BYU in the Miami Beach Bowl.
  • Inherits an All-ACC pass catcher in WR Isaiah Ford, who set single-season Tech records with 75 receptions for 1,164 yards and 11 touchdowns as a sophomore in 2015.
  • Drastically improved the production of the wide receivers corps at Memphis. That position accounted for 125 receptions for 1,417 yards and eight touchdowns in 2012 and made incremental gains each subsequent season.
  • Memphis wideouts registering 148 receptions, 1,687 yards and four TDs in 2013 and upped that total to 205 receptions foir 2,422 yards and 14 TDs in 2014 before that hauling in 255 passes for 3,277 yards and 19 TDs in 2015.
  • In total, Memphis registered 53 total receiving scores in 2014-15, compared to only 24 TD passes in the two seasons before Wiggins accompanied Fuente to the school.
  • Under Wiggins’ tutelage, WR Mose Frazier (who began his career at Arkansas-Pine Bluff) enjoyed a breakout senior campaign in 2015, leading the Tigers with 70 catches for 797 yards, while adding four scores.
  • The Tigers ranked 18th in passing offense (307.5 ypg) among FBS squads and were 19th in total offense (486.9 ypg) in 2015, while finishing 11th in scoring offense (40.2 ppg). Memphis also ranked eighth in the nation in third-down conversions at 48.8 percent (101 of 207).
  • Memphis posted a 10-3 mark in 2014 thanks to a potent offense that ranked 21st among FBS squads by averaging 36.2 ppg.
  • Frazier and fellow WR Keiwone Malone formed a dynamic tandem of wideouts for the Tigers in 2014, combining for 92 receptions, 1,061 yards and seven TDs.
  • Joined the Memphis program after a one-year stint coaching running backs under head coach Bill Blankenship at Tulsa in 2010.
  • His Tulsa running backs combined for 2,006 rushing yards, while H-Back Willie Carter led Tulsa with 868 receiving yards that season, meriting a spot on the All-Conference USA Second Team.
  • Enjoyed a five-year tour of duty coaching running backs at Illinois State from 2006-10, helping guide the Redbirds to the FCS quarterfinals in his initial season on the staff.
  • Under his tutelage in 2006, RB Pierre Rembert earned All-America accolades and rushed for a school-record 1,743 yards. From 2006-08, Illinois State averaged 187.7 rushing ypg and racked up 76 rushing scores.
  • Wiggins began his coaching career at his alma mater of New Mexico after enjoying a standout playing career for the Lobos.

Prominent Pupils

RB Ja'Terian Douglas
Second-team All-Conference USA at Tulsa in 2010

WR Mose Frazier
Registered 135 receptions for 1,599 yards and eight TDs in three seasons at Memphis

WR Keiwone Malone
Produced 126 catches for 1,497 yards with nine TDs at Memphis

RB Pierre Rembert
AP All-America (2006); Illinois State
single-season record 1,743 rushing yards

RB Trey Watts - FA-2014 – St. Louis
Honorable Mention All-Conference USA at Tulsa

Playing Highlights

  • A four-year letterwinner and three-year starter at running back for New Mexico (1998-2001), he finished his career with 1,833 rushing yards, the 14th-most in school history. He also remains the Lobos’ single-season leader in punt returns (46) and punt return yardage (392) – both set in 2000 – and ranks 12th all-time in all-purpose yards with 2,912 yards.
  • Named the Los Angeles Class 4A Player of the Year as a senior at San Pedro High School.