Limestone College will field its first football team in 2014 and Friday in Spartanburg the Saints introduced their first head coach, former Wingate defensive coordinator Bobby James.
James spent the past six seasons at Wingate and the last five he was the defensive coordinator. James played and coached at Bloomsburg College and has spent his entire coaching career on the Division Two level. Other coaching stops include Wilkes, Lenoir-Rhyne, New Haven, Susquehanna and Drake.
James has 18 years of coaching experience and has been a part of three league championship teams and two NCAA Division Two playoff teams. This will be his first head coaching opportunity.
AUDIO: Bobby James discusses his new program at Limestone College [6:46]
The Saints have not yet found a conference home but will explore joining the South Atlantic Conference. The only game scheduled at this point for the inaugural season of 2014 is a September 14th game at Newberry College.
The school plans to build an on campus facility with a turf field. Until the stadium is built, the Saints will try to play their home games at stadiums in Cherokee County.