South Carolina announces two additions to coaching staff
Will Muschamp continues to piece together his coaching staff.
South Carolina announced the addition of two assistant coaches to Muschamp’s staff on Monday — Shawn Elliott as the offensive line coach and Jeff Dillman as the director of strength and conditioning.
Elliott was expected to be retained, while Dillman fills an important void left by Joe Connolly.
“I am pleased to keep Shawn on the staff. He loves the University of South Carolina and has done a fantastic job here,” Muschamp said via a press release.
Elliott has been on the Gamecocks’ staff the past six years, serving as the offensive line coach as well as co-offensive coordinator and running game coordinator. Elliott was promoted to interim coach midway through the season after the Steve Spurrier resigned in October.
Elliott, a South Carolina native, has continued to recruit players even after the team’s season wrapped up and Muschamp was named the new coach.
Dillman spent last season as the assistant strength and conditioning coach at Alabama. Prior to that, he served as the director of strength and conditioning under Muschamp at Florida.
Dillman began his coaching career in 2001 at Louisiana-Monroe. He served as the assistant strength and conditioning coach with the Warhawks and was named to the same position at LSU in 2003.
In 2006, he returned to his alma mater, Appalachian State. He worked at the IMG Performance Institute in Bradenton, Fla., before joining the Gators staff under Muschamp from 2012-14.
“I am very familiar with Jeff, as he and I worked together for three years at Florida. He also did an outstanding job at Alabama this past season under Coach Saban.”