South Carolina reportedly lands former Gamecock defensive tackle from Tennessee staff
As Shane Beamer continues to fill out his staff, the first-year South Carolina coach has plucked a former Gamecock from the Tennessee staff in Bryan Jerideau, the Assistant Director of Football Sports Performance.
The move isn’t official, but was reported by John Brice of FootballScoop, who added that Jerideau would be in a similar position in Columbia.
A former defensive tackle with the Gamecocks from 2010-13, Jerideau is another member who was part of the golden age of Gamecock football as the program had 33 wins during his three seasons and made three consecutive bowl appearances: 2010 Chick Fil A Bowl, 2011 Capital One Bowl (champions) and 2012 Outback Bowl (champions).
Before he worked at Tennessee, Jerideau was an assistant strength coach at South Carolina for two seasons, and also assisted with recruiting and worked closely with the Gamecocks defensive line unit. Both of his seasons on staff in Columbia culminated in bowl appearances, as the Birmingham Bowl in 2016 was followed by an Outback Bowl victory in 2017, according to his Tennessee bio.
Jerideau spent the 2015 season as an assistant strength coach for football at Appalachian State.
His career began at the University of Houston in the spring of 2015, after he had a short NFL career where he played for the San Diego Chargers in 2013.
Jerideau started his collegiate playing career at Fort Scott Community College in Kansas, and then became a three-year football letterman at South Carolina and stands as one of the strongest players in program history—squatting 675 pounds and benching 500.
— John Brice (@JohnDBrice1) January 11, 2021