South Carolina has named Joshua Lawson to its strength and conditioning staff as the replacement for David Feeley, who left for the head strength position at Temple.
According to the official release by the university, Lawson comes to Columbia after working for the past two seasons as the director of strength and conditioning at Southern University.
The Jaguars football team closed with an 8-game winning streak in the SWAC in 2016 and finished 8-3 record overall. He also helped the men’s basketball team achieve an appearance in the NCAA Tournament after winning the SWAC postseason title in 2015-16.
Lawson began his professional career as an intern at Appalachian State University under current South Carolina head football strength and conditioning coach Jeff Dillman, before serving an internship at LSU under Tommy Moffitt.
Lawson remained on staff at LSU as a strength & conditioning graduate assistant for football and swimming & diving. During his stint in Baton Rouge, the Tigers made five bowl appearances, earned an SEC Championship, and appeared in the football national championship game.
A native of Charlotte, N.C., Lawson earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Appalachian State. He and his wife, Elisabeth, have two daughters, Tallulah Boone and Bellamy Grace.