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Chadwell names Magee as Bucs’ Defensive Line Coach


Charleston Southern head football coach Jamey Chadwell has named Skylor Magee as defensive line coach, the Bucs' new head coach announced on Tuesday. 

Magee comes to CSU after spending last season on Chadwell's staff at Delta State in Cleveland, Miss. This will be his third season on staff with Chadwell.

"I am excited to have Skylor Magee join our staff as defensive line coach," Chadwell said on Tuesday. "He brings a wealth of experience to CSU and has coached several all-conference performers at different schools. He brings a wonderful passion for the position and is a great teacher of the game. His proven track record on the recruiting front will help us broaden our recruiting base to bring in top notch student-athletes from across the southeast. Skylor and his wife Leslie are great additions to our CSU family." 

Magee spent 2012 on Chadwell staff at Delta State, guiding a Statesman defense that piled up 68 tackles for loss and finished the year third in the Gulf South Conference in rushing defense and total defense. 

Prior to coming to Delta State, Magee spent two seasons as defensive line coach at Petal High School in Miss., where he helped PHS to a South State Championship and a runner-up finish in the MHSAA Playoffs. 

Magee was also the defensive line coach and co-defensive coordinator on Chadwell's staff at North Greenville. 

While at NGU, Magee helped engineer a defense that improved to one of top units in D-II. In 2009, NGU's defensive line accounted for 20 sacks and 32 tackles for loss and in 2010 parlayed that success into a 9-3 season. 

From ‘07-‘09, Magee served as defensive line coach at FCS Nichols State University in Thibodaux, La. While at NSU, he coached two players to All-Southland Conference status in ‘08 and three in ‘07. His defensive line helped NSU to the Southland's top defensive spot in ‘07 and fourth in ‘08.

Magee began his coaching career as a graduate assistant coach under Steve Spurrier at the University of South Carolina in ‘05. While at USC, Magee assisted coaches Tyrone Nix and Brad Lawing with the defensive line. He also assisted coaches Ron Cooper and Fred Chatham on special teams.

Magee was a standout defensive lineman for coach Jeff Bower at the University of Southern Mississippi. In ‘01, Magee was named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team, while also earning Sporting News Freshman All-American honors. A three-time All-CUSA Academic selection, Magee was named to the CoSIDA Verizon Academic All-Region squad and was a two-time C-USA Academic Gold Medallist. In ‘02, the defensive standout was named an Arthur Ashe Junior Scholar. In ‘00, Magee helped lead the Golden Eagles to the GMAC Bowl Championship and an appearance in the ‘02 Houston Bowl. 

Magee earned his bachelor's degree in human performance and physiology from USM in ‘05 and pursued a master's in management from USC in 2006. He is married to Leslie Magee and the couple have two children, Kayla and Gabby.

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