Frank Maile - Football - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Frank Maile

Defensive Line Coach

Frank Maile enters his second year on the Commodore staff, contributing his efforts as defensive line coach.

In 2014, Maile directed the Commodore defensive line from a 4-3 formation to 3-4 scheme. Vince Taylor, who moved to nose tackle in the 3-4 alignment, and versatile Adam Butler put together their finest Commodore years under Maile.

Before joining Derek Mason’s staff, Maile served six seasons at his alma mater, Utah State, including the last three as defensive line coach.

During the last three years, Utah State has enjoyed virtually unparalleled success. Like Vanderbilt, the Aggies just played in their third straight postseason game for the first time in school history and has a combined 28-13 over the three-year span.

In 2013, Maile’s defensive line helped Utah State to a 9-5 overall record, capped by a 21-14 victory over No. 24 Northern Illinois and Heisman Trophy candidate Jordan Lynch in the Poinsettia Bowl. The USU unit held NIU’s high-powered offense in check, and limited Lynch to just 39 rushing yards.

Utah State’s 2013 defense ranked seventh in the nation in scoring defense (17.1 pts.), eighth in rushing defense, 12th in total defense and 15th in pass defense efficiency.

During the 2012 season, Maile helped Utah State’s defense rank first in the Western Athletic Conference and seventh in the nation in scoring defense and sixth nationally in sacks. The unit also paced the WAC in total defense, passing defense and pass efficiency defense, and ranked second in the conference in rushing defense.

Utah State’s 2012 defense also led the WAC and ranked second in the nation in red zone efficiency after allowing just 13 touchdowns and 15 field goals on 44 trips inside the 20-yard line. In 2012, Maile coached three defensive linemen to All-WAC honors: senior Al Lapuaho, redshirt freshman Jordan Nielsen and junior Connor Williams. Lapuaho the year with finished with 35 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks. Nielsen finished with 5.0 sacks and 6.5 tackles for loss. Nielsen had 4.5 sacks and blocked two kicks during the year. Williams finished the 2012 with a team-high six sacks.

During the 2011 season, Maile helped Utah State’s defense end the year ranking first in the WAC in total defense, second in the conference in rushing defense and tackles for loss, and third in the league in pass efficiency defense and quarterack sacks.

In 2011, Maile coached senior defensive end Levi Koskan who earned second-team All-WAC honors after finishing the year with 27 tackles, 10.0 tackles for loss and a team-best 5.5 sacks, as well as six quarterback hurries. Overall, Koskan ranked eighth in the WAC in sacks and 12th in tackles for loss. Maile also coached Quinn Garner and Lapuaho that season, with both contributing 31 total totals.

Prior to joining the Aggies as a full-time position coach, Maile spent two years as a strength and conditioning graduate assistant at Utah State.

Maile was a standout defensive lineman for the Aggies from 2004-07, enjoying 21 career games. He was a senior co-captain, finishing his career with 19 tackles for loss among 71 total stops. He also earned his bachelor’s in interdisciplinary studies and his master’s in education from Utah State.

A native of West Valley City, Utah, Maile was a first-team all-state defensive lineman at Alta (Utah) High School. He went on an LDS Church Mission to the Dominican Republic from 2001-03.

Maile, and his wife, Heather, have three sons, Maximus, Samson and Titan, and one daughter, Cecilia.

Maile’s Coaching Career
2014-15 – Vanderbilt – Defensive Line
2011-13 – Utah State – Defensive Line
2009-10 – Utah State – Defensive Grad. Asst.