Promoted to South Carolina’s defensive coordinator post in 2011 after his third season on staff, Ward simplified coverages and made it a point to get after quarterbacks while only rushing four. The Gamecocks’ pass defense has improved greatly during his tenure and forced turnovers has increased.
Ward played at Alabama from 1986-89 and became a grad assistant under the Crimson Tide’s Ellis Johnson thereafter before landing his first assistant job at UT-Chattanooga in 1994. Ward’s first big-time job was on Frank Beamer’s staff at Virginia Tech for seven seasons from 1999-05 as the Hokies’ secondary coach.
|Associate Head Coach-Defense||South Carolina Gamecocks||2012-Present|
|Defensive Coordinator/Secondary Coach||South Carolina Gamecocks||2009-2011|
|Secondary Coach||Arkansas Razorbacks||2008|
|Assistant Coach||Oakland Raiders||2007|
|Defensive Backs Coach||Virginia Tech Hokies||1999-2006|
|Graduate Assistant||Alabama Crimson Tide||1991, 1993|
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