Ex-South Carolina DC Lorenzo Ward takes same job at Fresno State

A new regime has began at South Carolina as new head coach Will Muschamp has fully immersed himself in the job since taking it back in November. One thing that Muschamp did was bring in pretty much a whole new coaching staff, which left some of Steve Spurrier’s staff without jobs.

At least one former Gamecock coach has found a new job as former defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward has been named to the same position at Fresno State by head coach Tim DeRuyter.

The Bulldogs confirmed that move this week.

“We are very happy to be adding a coach with Lorenzo’s experience to our football staff,” DeRuyter said. “Lorenzo has a great passion for this game and mentoring young men. He has a wealth of experience having been a coordinator in the SEC as well as having coached in the NFL. His experience will greatly benefit our team and I know that he is excited about becoming a Bulldog as we return to competing for championships in 2016.”

Ward spent seven seasons at South Carolina, serving as the defensive coordinator or co-DC during his time there. He has spent most of his career in the SEC, beginning his career at Alabama and coaching for seven at Arkansas.

He is returning to California after he was an assistant with the Oakland Raiders in 2006.

Can’t get enough of Campus Sports? Follow us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram to stay updated with the latest news and exclusive giveaways!

*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports