Former South Carolina star quarterback Connor Shaw is returning to his home state, and joining the coaching ranks.
Connor Shaw is one of the best players in South Carolina football history, and is all over the school record books. The Gamecocks were 27-5 in games that Shaw started during his career.
The 26-year old had a brief NFL career with the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals from 2014-2017, but has decided to shift his attention to coaching.
He will take over as tight ends coach at FCS program Furman. The school announced the move today.
— Furman Football (@PaladinFootball) January 9, 2018
From Furman’s release:
“We could not be more pleased to welcome Connor and his family to the Furman family,” said Hendrix in making the announcement. “I think the fact that they had already chosen to make Greenville their home makes this an even more perfect fit. He embodies all the qualities we look for in our coaches and players. It is exciting to have a man with his experience joining our team.”
“Its an honor to join a staff of not only talented coaches but men of quality character,” said Shaw on Tuesday. “My family and I are excited for this new chapter and are thankful to be part of something special at Furman University!”
There’s a pretty decent chance that Shaw will face his alma mater during his time with the Paladins. Furman has faced the Gamecocks 49 times, with the last meeting coming in 2014.