Marcus Lattimore’s coaching career is quickly moving up the ranks.
After the former running back returned to South Carolina to earn his degree, which he did in the spring, Lattimore joined the coaching staff as an assistant at Heathwood Hall Episcopal School in Columbia, S.C. Next year, his role will be even bigger.
Lattimore will become the head coach at Heathwood Hall, as announced by the school on Monday.
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— Mike Wilson (@MikeWilsonAJC) November 14, 2016
Heathwood Hall went 2-7 this season with Lattimore as an assistant.
Lattimore was a first team All-SEC selection during his freshman season in 2010. Just before declaring for the 2013 NFL Draft, Lattimore suffered major right knee injury which required surgery by the renowned Dr. James Andrews.
Lattimore was drafted in the fourth round by the San Francisco 49ers, but he never played a snap in the NFL due to injury. He announced his retirement in 2014.
“Heathwood Hall is a special community that I am thrilled to be a part of,” Lattimore said in a release. “The kindhearted people make this place feel like home. The genuine care for our students is evident, and it all starts with great leadership from our Head of School, Chris Hinchey. The sport of football has provided me with a platform to motivate and inspire thousands of kids over the years, and this will give me an opportunity on a daily basis to continue to make an impact on the lives of our young men.”