South Carolina analyst reportedly joining NFL staff as assistant
South Carolina analyst and former Gamecock linebacker Shaq Wilson is leaving his position on Shane Beamer’s support staff to move to the NFL.
According to ESPN’s Rich Cimini, Wilson is being hired by the New York Jets as an assistant defensive line coach. He had been with the South Carolina program as an analyst since 2021, assisting Jimmy Lindsey with the team’s defensive tackles.
Staff addition: #Jets have hired Shaq Wilson as their new assistant DL coach, per source. Comes from @GamecockFB, where he was a defensive analyst. Replaces Greg Scruggs, who went to @BadgerFootball.
— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) March 21, 2023
Wilson was a 4-year letterwinner (2008-09, 2011-12) for the Gamecocks during his playing days and was elected a team captain during his senior season (2012). He joined the South Carolina staff as a graduate assistant in 2013 and went on to hold roles as the quality control coordinator for the defense (2014), assistant director for recruiting (2016) and assistant director of football player personnel (2017).
In 2018, Wilson left Columbia to join Tennessee, where he worked on the strength staff. In January of 2021, Beamer brought him back to South Carolina as an analyst.