Sunday, January 03, 2010

Gamecocks Hire New Offensive Line Coach - Shawn Elliott

The Head Ball Coach wasted little time in getting in a new offensive line coach, today he gave the job to Appalachian State Offensive Line Coach Shawn Elliott.

Elliot attended Appalachian State University (91-95) and was a four year letterman in football as a defensive end.  He is a native of South Carolina out of the Camden area so he knows a thing or two about South Carolina.  Elliott replaces Eric Wolford, who accepted the head coaching position at Youngstown State University in December.


1997-98 Appalachian State (Defensive Assistant)
1999-2000 Appalachian State (Tight Ends)
2001-2009 Appalachian State (Offensive Line)
2010 - present Univ of South Carolina (Offensive Line Coach)
We’re thrilled to have Shawn Elliott join our coaching staff at South Carolina,” Spurrier said in a release.
“Shawn is a native of South Carolina and is excited about the opportunity to coach here. He has an outstanding record coaching the O-line and winning championships. He is ready for the next challenge and is excited about coaching in the SEC and in Division I football.”
There was speculation that Elliott was the top candidate for the job after interviewing last week with Spurrier, who said he would be hire a replacement shortly after the bowl game.  Elliott was also spotted at a bowl game practice.

Graduate assistant Andy Boyd was in charge of the offensive line during postseason preparations.

Welcome Mr. Elliott to the Gamecock Family now, as you saw in the last game, loads to do....

-Offical Release Here-

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