Tuesday, February 22, 2011

South Carolina Special Teams Coach

Special teams coach Shane Beamer has left to join his father's staff at Virginia Tech. The coaching tree has come up with the following potential replacements:

Amos Jones - Pittsburgh Steelers Assistant Special Teams Coach
  • Coached outside linebackers at Mississippi State in 2006 after spending the 2004 and '05 seasons as the linebackers and special teams coach. Ellis Johnson was the defensive coordinator at Miss. State from 2004-06.
  • Special teams coach at Alabama in 1990 and '91, when Ellis Johnson was the Crimson Tide's outside linebackers coach. Also, Lorenzo Ward was a senior DB at Bama in 1990 before becoming a graduate assistant with the team the following season.

David Bibee - Middle Tennessee State Safeties Coach
  • Has been at MTSU since 2008. His first season, he worked with GA Mangus, who was the team's offensive coordinator from 2006-08.
  • Coached at Tennessee-Chattanooga in 2006 and '07, where he worked with Jay Graham, who was the RB coach in '06.
  • DB coach at Clemson from 1997-99. Jeep Hunter was in his second season as a graduate assistant with the Tigers in '97.
  • DB coach at South Carolina from 1989-95, spending each of those seven seasons on staff with Brad Lawing.
  • Coached defensive backs at Appalachian State from 1984-88. Lawing was on staff each of those years, and Ellis Johnson was the defensive coordinator in '84.

Charlie Coiner - ex-North Carolina Defensive Line Coach
  • Coached linebackers at Tennessee-Chattanooga in 1998, which was Lorenzo Ward's second season as defensive coordinator.
  • Graduate assistant at Appalachian State from 1983-86, working with Brad Lawing throughout his stint, and also with Ellis Johnson in his one season as defensive coordinator.

Paul Guenther - Cincinnati Bengals Assistant Defensive Backs/Special Teams Coach
  • Offensive assistant under Steve Spurrier with the Washington Redskins in 2002 and '03.
  • Head coach at Ursinus College from 1997-2001. GA Mangus was his offensive coordinator from 1999-2001.

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