For Connor Shaw and South Carolina, you can indeed go home again.
From 2010-13, Connor Shaw played quarterback at South Carolina. As the starter, Shaw posted a school-best 27-5 record that included a perfect 17-0 mark at home. Monday, the university announced that Shaw has been named as the Director of Player Development for the Gamecock football program.
Shaw will officially be introduced at a Wednesday press conference.
“I am excited to be back at a program that I love.” said Shaw in a statement. “As an alumnus and someone who wore the Garnet and Black with pride, ‘Forever to Thee’ is a part of who I am so I’m grateful to contribute in making Gamecock Football the best it can be for our student-athletes.”
Following his time at USC, Shaw spent three seasons in the NFL after going undrafted in 2014.
In January of 2018, Shaw was named as the tight ends coach at Furman. Nearly seven months later, the FCS program announced that Shaw was its former tight ends coach as he decided to resign and “accept a position in private business.”
At USC, Shaw replaces former teammate Marcus Lattimore, who had been in the same position since January 2018. Lattimore will depart the Gamecock staff to devote more time to personal and professional opportunities.
“When Marcus and I talked before he was hired, he told me about the long-range plans he had for his personal and professional goals,” said head coach Will Muschamp. “I knew one day Marcus would consider leaving his current role and I always had Connor Shaw in my mind as someone who could fill that position.”
“I appreciate the opportunity Coach Muschamp gave me to come back to my University and mentor our football players,” said Lattimore. “Our athletics administration, football staff and players made me feel welcome and appreciated. We have something building at South Carolina and I look forward to following the successes that they will soon reach.”