Marcus Lattimore joining Gamecocks staff

Marcus Lattimore joining Gamecocks staff
Courtesy: USC Athletics

COLUMBIA, SC (WCSC) - Former Gamecocks running back Marcus Lattimore is going back to school to join the South Carolina football team as a member of Will Muschamp's staff.

Lattimore confirmed the reports on Twitter Thursday afternoon.

Lattimore is expected to be working as the Director of Player Development helping the student-athletes prepare for their lives after football.

One of the most popular players in the history of the program, Lattimore played with the Gamecocks from 2010-2012 and helped lead the team to an SEC East title in his freshman year. His last 2 seasons were cut short by devastating knee injuries that eventually ended his football career.

Lattimore spent 2017 as the head varsity coach at Heathwood Hall in Columbia. He's also spent his post football life running camps around the state teaching kids the sport and life lessons.