Georgia State has announced South Carolina offensive line coach Shawn Elliott as their new head coach.
Dan Wolken of USA Today first reported the news Thursday. Multiple other outlets have since reported the same.
Georgia State has hired South Carolina assistant Shawn Elliott, a person with knowledge of the decision told @USATODAYsports
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) December 8, 2016
Elliott was the interim head coach at South Carolina after Steve Spurrier retired last season and returned to serve as Will Muschamp’s offensive line coach this season. He was a South Carolina assistant since 2010, serving as run game coordinator his first two years on the staff.
Prior to South Carolina, Elliott spend the beginning of his career at Appalachian State, helping the Mountaineers win three straight FCS national championships and overlapping with Georgia State AD Charlie Cobb for a handful of years.
In Georgia State, Elliott will inherit a young program birthed in 2010 with just one bowl appearance but will soon move into Turner Field, a ready-made football experience compared to the cavernous Georgia Dome where the Panthers currently play.
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