The coaching career of former South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore got off to a solid start this year as he led his middle school squad to a title.

Next season, he’ll have the challenge of trying to win a state title at the varsity level, as it was announced on Monday that he’ll take over as head coach of the Heathwood Hall squad:

According to a press release, Lattimore said he’s thrilled to take over the open position:

“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. 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 began 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.”

Heathwood Hall is located in Columbia, just like the University of South Carolina. If Lattimore is successful at Heathwood Hall, a spot with the Gamecocks could be in his future.