South Carolina continues to build up Shane Beamer’s first coaching staff in Columbia as the program just announced the addition of five new support staff members.

After working most recently at Tennessee, former Gamecock linebacker Shaq Wilson returns to Columbia to serve as a defensive analyst for South Carolina. Wilson brings a decade of experience within the South Carolina program to Beamer’s first Gamecock staff, which includes his four seasons on the field for the program.

Ahmad Smith will be joining Wilson on the defensive side of the ball, also serving as an analyst for the Gamecocks. Before coming to Columbia, Smith with Clayton White at Western Kentucky.

Nick Coleman has been hired as an offensive analyst after serving as the offensive coordinator at Northeast Mississippi Community College. Coleman also has experience as the offensive coordinator at Murray State University.

Lonnie Teasley will be joining Coleman as an offensive analyst after serving as offensive line coach at North Carolina Central University.

Finally, Stanton Weber, formerly of Kansas State, has joined South Carolina’s program to serve as a special teams analyst. Kansas State blocked three punts last season, which led the nation. The Wildcats also tied a school record with four kick return touchdowns.