According to John Whittle of TheBigSpur, South Carolina coach Will Muschamp will name Eric Wolford as the Gamecocks’ new offensive line coach.
Wolford, who spent 2016 as the assistant offensive line coach for the San Francisco 49ers, served as South Carolina’s offensive line coach in 2009.
Muschamp hired John Latina to serve as the Gamecocks’ interim offensive line coach for the Birmingham Bowl when Shawn Elliott departed for the head job at Georgia State.
Prior to working for he 49ers, Wolford spent the previous 19 seasons at the collegiate level. From 2010-14, Wolford was the head coach at Youngstown State, where he accumulated a 31-26 record.
Wolford’s other college stops include Arizona, Houston, Illinois, South Florida and North Texas.
A Kansas State graduate, Wolford got his start in the business as a graduate assistant under longtime Wildcats coach Bill Snyder.
Wolford and his wife, Melinda, have a son, Stone, and a daughter, Marlee. The Wolfords created the No Stone Unturned Foundation in honor of their son, who was diagnosed at 2 years of age with Cardio-Facio-Cutaneous Syndrome (CFC Syndrome), a rare genetic condition. The foundation raises awareness and funds to help local children and families affected by CFC syndrome, and other genetic and neurological disabilities. More information can be found at www.NoStoneFoundation.org