Jan. 14, 2010
COLUMBIA, S.C. – The University of South Carolina football team will hold a press conference at 4 p.m. today to introduce Shawn Elliott as the new offensive line coach. Elliott replaces Eric Wolford, who accepted the head coaching position at Youngstown State University in December.
Elliott, 36, has coached his entire career at Appalachian State, where he helped the Mountaineers to three-straight national championships (2005-07). After earning his bachelor’s degree from App State in 1996, he worked for two seasons as a defensive assistant, then two seasons as the tight ends coach before taking over the offensive line in 2001. Over the past nine seasons as the offensive line coach, Elliott’s players have earned All-America distinction on 12 occasions. From 2005-07, he coached three-consecutive SoCon Jacobs Blocking Trophy recipients.
Today’s press conference will be streamed live on GamecocksOnline.com for free beginning at 4 p.m. Head coach Steve Spurrier will introduce Elliott and both coaches will answer questions from the media.