Former Gamecock Marcus Lattimore joins Heathwood Hall football coaching staff

Former University of South Carolina football player Marcus Lattimore has joined the football coaching staff at Heathwood Hall. (file image)

Former University of South Carolina football player Marcus Lattimore has joined the football coaching staff at Heathwood Hall. (file image provided)

A familiar name in South Carolina football will be on the Heathwood Hall sideline this fall as former South Carolina Gamecock and San Francisco 49er Marcus Lattimore joins the Highlander football staff.

Lattimore, who graduates today from USC, has served as an ambassador for the University of South Carolina after concluding his professional career, in addition to creating and maintaining the Marcus Lattimore Foundation. He will work within all phases of the Heathwood program, serving as the B-team head coach, as well as an offensive assistant with the Varsity.

“First, I want to thank Jeff Whalen, his staff and Heathwood Hall Episcopal School for welcoming me with open arms,” Lattimore said. “This has been an easy process, and I’m excited to get to work with this team and this great staff. I was fortunate enough to play this game for 16 years, and have been around great coaches, who were teachers of the game. My philosophy is simple: Play with 100% effort on the field, and give 100% effort every day. I’ve always focused on the fundamentals, which will be my focus everyday working with our players, particularly our running backs. Together, we’ll work to help our student-athletes improve both on and off the field.”

Athletic Director Jeff Whalen said, “We are extremely excited to have Marcus Lattimore join our football staff at Heathwood Hall. Not only will Marcus bring his knowledge of football to the Highlander staff, but more importantly he will be able to share with our athletes the three pillars of commitment (Outreach, Life Skills, and Sports Performance) that are part of the basis of his Marcus Lattimore Foundation. Combining this with the excellence that Heathwood Hall offers to student athletes will lead to a winning formula.”

Heathwood will open spring football practice on May 16th.

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