Need a football fix? Then Myrtle Beach was the place to be Friday. The annual SC High School Football Coaches Association Clinic was held at the Crown Reef Resort. Will Muschamp and several members of his USC staff were there Thursday night and Friday as were several members of Dabo Swinney’s Clemson staff. Swinney was not there due to a prior commitment.
One of the highlights of the clinic is the naming of the coaching staffs for the annual Touchstone Energy North-South Game in December in Myrtle Beach.
Jet Turner of Woodmont is the head coach of the North. His assistants are Ed Susi of Fort Mill, Mark Hodge of Chapman, Jamie Nickles of Abbeville, Eddie Whitt of Boiling Springs and George Holtzclaw of Mauldin.
The South head coach is Nate Thompson of Carvers Bay and his assistants are Dean Howell of White Knoll, Randy Robinson of Berkeley, Chris Carter of Edisto, Mike Highsmith of Barnwell and Randy Neely of Marlboro County.
South Carolina Shrine Bowl team head coach Dave Gutshall of Dorman also was in attendance and he joined us on SportsTalk to talk about job in piecing together the Sandlappers for 2017.
Gutshall’s assistants are Robin Bacon of Spring Valley, Shawn Wright of Cross, Bobby Carroll of York, Doug Shaw Jr. of Palmetto, Johnny Dew of Lake View and Kevin Farmer of Dorman.
Also at the clinic Friday night, five coaches received the Distinguished Coach Award from the coaches’ association. The recipients were Billy Ammons of Camden, Mickey Moss, most recently of Blacksburg, Johnny Roscoe, now coaching in Greensboro, NC, Ray Stackley of Stratford and Mike Ware of Newberry.