on December 1, 2008 by in Uncategorized, Comments (0)

South Carolina coaches let go

COLUMBIA — University of South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier announced Sunday that two of his assistants are no longer members of the Gamecock coaching staff.

John Hunt has been relieved of his duties effective immediately. Coach Hunt has been on the Gamecocks’ staff for the past four seasons coaching the offensive line. Hunt has worked for Coach Spurrier since 1999, first at the University of Florida, then with the Washington Redskins, before joining the Gamecock staff in 2005.

“We appreciate the job John Hunt has done here at Carolina for the past four seasons,” said Coach Spurrier, “but we felt like we needed to make a change in that area. He’s a good person and we wish him the best.”

“I don’t agree with the decision, but I respect Coach Spurrier’s decision,” said Hunt. “I appreciate the opportunity he gave me. I enjoyed my time in South Carolina and wish the Gamecocks the best in the future.”

David Reaves, who has been at Carolina for the past seven years, has resigned to pursue other coaching opportunities. Reaves has been a full-time member of the South Carolina coaching staff for the past five years after two seasons as a graduate assistant. He was given the duties of recruiting coordinator in February of 2006 and was handed the full-time quarterback coaching duties in the spring of 2007.

“We also appreciate the job David has done,” said Coach Spurrier. “He had a wonderful opportunity presented to him and will be moving on. We wish him the best.”

The Gamecocks finished the 2008 regular season with a 7-5 record and a 4-4 mark in the Southeastern Conference.