Gamecocks close to making hire? Shane Beamer's interview with South Carolina reportedly went well
Shane Beamer could be heading back to South Carolina for his first head-coaching gig.
According to David Cloninger of The Post and Courier, Beamer “remains a prime candidate” for the Gamecocks’ job, although there hasn’t been an offer made. However, things may be trending toward the Oklahoma assistant head coach coming to South Carolina, where he was an assistant from 2007-10.
Beamer interviewed for the Gamecocks’ opening on Friday, and Cloninger reported that numerous conversations between him and the South Carolina brass “have gone well.” As for Beamer, he feels “very good” about his chances to secure the job, per Cloninger.
However, sources told Cloninger on Sunday that there has “definitely not” been an offer made to Beamer at this point.
The Gamecocks remain in the interview process, but Cloninger previously reported that athletic director Ray Tanner would like to make a decision by Saturday.
Beamer has spent the past three seasons at Oklahoma. He was the cornerbacks coach at South Carolina from 2007-08, then served as its linebackers coach/special teams coordinator from 2009-10.
That’s not Beamer’s only experience in the SEC. He was a graduate assistant at Tennessee from 2001-03, then was the cornerbacks coach/recruiting coordinator at Mississippi State from 2004-06. Beamer also served as the tight ends coach/special teams coordinator at Georgia from 2016-17.
Beamer, 43, is a native of Charleston, S.C., and is the son of longtime Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer.