Erik Kimrey expected to leave Hammond to join Shane Beamer’s staff at South Carolina
COLUMBIA, S.C. — After becoming one of the most successful high school coaches in the history of South Carolina football, former Gamecock Erik Kimrey is re-joining his alma mater as a part of Shane Beamer’s new coaching staff.
A source confirmed to ABC Columbia Sports that Kimrey is expected to join the Gamecocks in an on-field capacity, likely as the tight ends coach. The source stated that nothing has been made official at this time in terms of Kimrey’s role.
Kimrey and Beamer’s relationship actually formed a few years ago, when Oklahoma was recruiting Hammond stars Alex Huntley and Jordan Burch to play in Norman.
Kimrey recently led the Hammond Skyhawks to their fourth straight SCISA 3A state championship, his 12th overall as a head coach in 17 years at Hammond.
He played quarterback for the Gamecocks from 1998-2002 and is responsible for “The Fade” touchdown pass in the 4th quarter to beat Mississippi State in 2002.