Charleston Southern head coach Jamey Chadwell announced the addition of former University of South Carolina and NFL standout Cory Peoples to the staff as cornerbacks coach.
Peoples, a 2005 South Carolina graduate who spent the 2005-2007 seasons as a player with the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles, comes to CSU after one season as secondary coach at Saint Augustine University (N.C.). He has also coached at Clark Atlanta University, Georgia Military College, and Kennan High School in Columbia, S.C.
“I’m thankful and excited for the opportunity to join Coach Chadwell’s staff here at Charleston Southern,” Peoples said. “I’m looking forward to getting to work and helping to build off some of the success they had here last year.”
Peoples played alongside CSU linebackers coach Rod Wilson at South Carolina while Bucs’ defensive coordinator Chad Staggs was a graduate assistant on the Gamecocks’ staff.
“I’m excited about adding someone of Cory’s caliber to the program,” Chadwell said. “His familiarity with our coaches and our scheme will pay dividends. He is a top-notch recruiter and will fit into the mission of our program extremely well.”
A native of Bishopville, S.C., Peoples was an all-state quarterback and defensive back at Bishopville High School and earned a scholarship to South Carolina. He starred in the defensive backfield as an upperclassman for Steve Spurrier’s squad, tallying 74 tackles over his final two seasons.
Peoples played for the Eagles from 2005-2007 before spending four seasons with the Amsterdam Admirals of NFL Europe and the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.
Peoples is married to the former Keilah Speed and the couple has a six-year old son, Cory, Jr.