COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCBD) — Former star running back at South Carolina Marcus Lattimore has a new gig.
After serving as the running backs coach at Heathwood Hall High school this season, the school announced that Lattimore was named the new head coach for the Highlanders.
In a statement, Lattimore said:
“Heathwood Hall is a special community that I am thrilled to be a part of. The kindhearted people make this place feel like home. The genuine care for our students is evident, and it all starts with great leadership from our Head of School, Chris Hinchey. The sport of football has provided me with a platform to motivate and inspire thousands of kids over the years, and this will give me an opportunity on a daily basis to continue to make an impact on the lives of our young men. Our coaching staff will immediately began to create a uniform system, developing the program from top to bottom, with the foundation built on an emphasis of accountability. Our young men will know they represent something bigger than themselves. Our players will work with pride to have people respect the name on the back of their jersey and more importantly, the name on the front.”
Lattimore replaces outgoing coach Steve Victory, who resigned to move to Louisiana to be closer to family.
In addition to his duties as head football coach, Lattimore will serve as Heathwood Hall’s School Advancement Associate. He will begin both roles on January 16, 2017.