Shane Beamer was named the new head football coach of the Gamecock football team Sunday afternoon. The hiring was first reported Saturday night by Bruce Feldman of The Athletic.
An introductory virtual press conference is scheduled for Monday morning.
Beamer was the assistant head coach for offense, tight ends and H-backs at the University of Oklahoma this season.
Athletic director Ray Tanner told Gamecocks Online he thinks Beamer is "the perfect fit to be the head football coach at the University of South Carolina," and Beamer has "worked under some of the greatest coaches in college football and has taken those lessons to become one of the bright, young minds in the game."
Beamer has coached for 21 seasons across seven different FBS teams and has coached in 17 bowl games, including a College Football Playoff National Championship Game.
This will be Beamer’s second stint with South Carolina; he served on Steve Spurrier's coaching staff from 2007 to 2010.
In his first season with the Gamecocks, Beamer coached outside linebackers and was the special teams co-coordinator. In his second season, he coached cornerbacks.
During his final two years at South Carolina, Beamer was the recruiting coordinator and the outside linebacker coach and special teams coordinator. Beamer’s recruiting classes with the Gamecocks were ranked in the top-25 in the nation almost every year he had the job. In 2009 the class was No. 14 in the nation, No. 34 in 2010 and No. 17 in 2011 according to 247Sports.com.
This article was updated at 4:47 p.m. on Dec. 6, 2020.