Former CCU star makes transition from player to coach

Marcus Lott is now an assistant football coach at Loris High.

Marcus Lott was expecting to give his dream of playing in the NFL one more shot. Following a solid showing at Coastal Carolina's Pro Day, Lott was looking for an invite to an NFL Training Camp, but the former Coastal Carolina safety suffered a broken wrist while dunking a basketball during a field day at his job as a teacher at Loris Middle School. Lott saw it as a sign that it was time to move on. He will continue to teach at Loris Middle School and is now a part of Jamie Snider's staff at Loris High. Lott was in New York Jets training camp in 2012, making it through the first three preseason games before being waived.

Lott grew up in tough surroundings in Union High School and credits his teachers growing up for keeping him on the right path. An academic All-American at CCU, Lott is eager to give back to youngsters at Loris and give them a path towards success in college and beyond.

Snider, the former offensive coordinator at CCU, now has two former Chanticleers on his roster. Lott is joined by Adrain Grady, a defensive end who has been a staple on the local high school football sidelines since his graduation from Coastal. Loris was 8-4 in 2012 and reached the second round of the 2A playoffs, losing 21-7 to eventual state champion Dillon.