At his introductory press conference, new South Carolina coach Will Muschamp said alumni would have a big effect on the program.
Consider Cedric Williams a prime example.
Williams, a former South Carolina offensive lineman, has joined the Gamecocks coaching staff as an assistant strength and conditioning coach, according to GamecockCentral.com’s Wes Mitchell.
Williams played at South Carolina from 1998-2002. In 1999, injuries forced the redshirt freshman to take on a starting role at tackle. A year later, Williams shifted over to guard and was named to the AP All-SEC team. He was an All-SEC and All-American candidate in both 2001 and 2002, as well.
A Charleston, S.C. native, Williams spent three seasons as a graduate assistant on Steve Spurrier’s coaching staff from 2006-09. Williams spent most of his time working with the offensive line.
Williams has also had coaching stints at Tennessee State, Mississippi Valley State, the Carolina Panthers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Minnesota Vikings and Newberry College.