Wofford College removed the interim tag from Shawn Watson Thursday morning naming him head football coach.

Watson went 3-3 as the interim coach after replacing Josh Conklin. A win over the Citadel in Watson’s second game guiding the team snapped a 16-game losing streak for the Wofford program.

Watson arrived at Wofford nearly a year ago as offensive coordinator, his latest stop on a long college coaching journey among his mentor is former head coach Gary Barnett, who he worked under at Northwestern and Colorado.

In the mid-90s, Watson was the head coach at his alma mater Southern Illinois.

Wofford athletic director Richard Johnson told 7NEWS Sports that no other candidates were interviewed for the Terriers job. Instead, Johnson notes the school simply looked in depth at the job Watson did in guiding the program after the final six games, which included conversations with players.

Watson says he intends to keep his coaching staff intact and credits his staff as being vital in the team’s midseason turn around.