Marcus Lattimore to become high school football coach

Former South Carolina Gamecocks star Marcus Lattimore has remained involved in the game of football since the end of his playing career, and now he will be leading a new generation of players.

On Monday, it was announced that Lattimore has been promoted to head coach of the Heathwood Hall high school football team.

Lattimore was promoted from his previous position as the Heathwood B-team football coach.

“Heathwood Hall is a special community that I am thrilled to be a part of. The kindhearted people make this place feel like home. The genuine care for our students is evident, and it all starts with great leadership from our Head of School, Chris Hinchey,” Lattimore said in a statement.

“The sport of football has provided me with a platform to motivate and inspire thousands of kids over the years, and this will give me an opportunity on a daily basis to continue to make an impact on the lives of our young men.  Our coaching staff will immediately begin to create a uniform system, developing the program from top to bottom, with the foundation built on an emphasis of accountability.  Our young men will know they represent something bigger than themselves.  Our players will work with pride to have people respect the name on the back of their jersey and more importantly, the name on the front.”

An official announcement is expected later today.

Since ending his playing career, Lattimore as continued to find ways to stay involved in the game and it’s going to be great to see the lessons of life and football that he can teach to his new players.

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