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Shawn Elliott returning to South Carolina football

On3 imageby:Chris Clark02/15/24
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Shane Beamer is hiring Shawn Elliott to fill the vacancy on his staff at South Carolina, has learned.

The veteran coach, a native of Camden, is expected to coach tight ends at USC and will also carry a run game coordinator designation. After serving as the head coach at Georgia State since 2017, Elliott will resign from that post to return to the Palmetto State.

Elliott will take over the position group for Justin Stepp, who left to coach wide receivers at Illinois after being shifted to the tight end room this offseason. Jody Wright, now the head coach at Murray State, coached the tight ends for the past two seasons for the Gamecocks.

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Elliott has spent the past seven seasons as the head coach at GSU, where he compiled a 41-44 overall record. Under Elliott’s leadership, the Panthers achieved bowl eligibility five times, winning four of them.

Before earning the head job at Georgia State, Elliott was on staff at South Carolina from 2010 until 2016, serving under both Steve Spurrier and Will Muschamp.

During his time at South Carolina, Elliott was part of the program’s best run in school history. He was the offensive line coach and run game coordinator from 2010 until 2011, with the Gamecocks turning in an SEC title game appearance in the first year. Elliott carried a co-offensive coordinator designation from 2012 until 2015.

South Carolina went 33-6 with Elliott on staff between 2011 until 2013. When Steve Spurrier stepped down in the middle of the 2015 season, Elliott was named as the team’s interim head coach. will have more on this developing story.

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