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Sources: Beamer adding top JuCo assistant to South Carolina staff


A day after adding a new running backs coach, Shane Beamer appears to have similarly filled out his final off-field analyst role for his new South Carolina football staff.

Multiple sources tell FootballScoop that Nick Coleman, most recently the offensive coordinator at Northeast Mississippi Community College, is joining the Gamecocks' staff.

Beamer on Wednesday was able to secure Montario Hardesty as South Carolina's new running backs coach. He replaces Des Kitchings, who last week was hired by the Atlanta Falcons and the franchise's first-year coach, Arthur Smith.

It's a reunion of sorts for Coleman and new South Carolina offensive coordinator Marcus Satterfield. Coleman was Satterfield's quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator at Tennessee Tech during the 2017 season. Satterfield was the Golden Eagles' head coach.

Coleman has both undergraduate and graduate degrees from Middle Tennessee State University, where he was a quarterback for the Blue Raiders. He also has previous coaching stops at Faulkner (Alabama) and Murray State.

The addition of Coleman is another symbol of South Carolina's commitment to enhanced resources for the Gamecocks' football program. Per a source, after the Gamecocks had just two analysts a year ago – one apiece on offense and defense, they now with the addition of Coleman have added five total analysts for Beamer's inaugural staff.

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