Shawn Elliott (American football)

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Shawn Elliott
Elliott at 2017 Sun Belt Media Day
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamGeorgia State
ConferenceSun Belt
Biographical details
Born (1973-06-26) June 26, 1973 (age 46)
Camden, South Carolina
Playing career
1992–1995Appalachian State
Position(s)Defensive end
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1997–1998Appalachian State (Def. Asst.)
1999–2000Appalachian State (TE)
2001–2009Appalachian State (OL)
2010–2011South Carolina (OL/RGC)
2012–2015South Carolina (Co-OC/OL)
2015South Carolina (Interim HC)
2016South Carolina (OL)
2017–presentGeorgia State
Head coaching record
Accomplishments and honors
All-Southern Conference (1995)

Shawn Elliott (born June 26, 1973) is an American football coach and former player, currently the head football coach at Georgia State University. He served as the interim head football coach at the University of South Carolina, a position he assumed on October 13, 2015. Elliott joined the South Carolina Gamecocks football coaching staff in 2010 as the team's running game coordinator under Steve Spurrier. He was later named the co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach. A day after South Carolina head coach Spurrier's resignation, Elliott was elevated to the position of head coach on an interim basis.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

After graduating from Appalachian State University in 1996, Elliott joined the team's coaching staff under Jerry Moore. He was part of a staff that led the Mountaineers to three straight NCAA Division I Football Championships, from 2005 to 2007.[2] He remained with the team until after the 2009 season, when he joined the staff of South Carolina.

On December 8, 2016, it was announced that Elliott accepted the head coaching position at Georgia State.[3]

Personal life[edit]

A native of Camden, South Carolina, Elliott is married to his wife, Summer. They have two children.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
South Carolina Gamecocks (Southeastern Conference) (2015)
2015 South Carolina 1–5[n 1] 1–3[n 1] T–6th (Eastern)[n 1]
South Carolina: 1–5 1–3
Georgia State Panthers (Sun Belt Conference) (2017–present)
2017 Georgia State 7–5 5–3 4th W Cure
2018 Georgia State 2–10 1–7 5th (East)
2019 Georgia State 7–6 4–4 3rd (East) L Arizona
Georgia State: 16–21 10–14
Total: 17–26


  1. ^ a b c Steve Spurrier resigned on October 12, 2015, after the first six games of the season, in which South Carolina went 2–4 overall and 0–4 in conference play. Elliott was named interim head coach the next day.


  1. ^ "Shawn Elliott named USC's interim football coach". Retrieved January 16, 2018.
  2. ^ a b " - South Carolina Gamecocks Official Athletic Site Official Athletic Site of the South Carolina Gamecocks - Football". Retrieved January 16, 2018.
  3. ^ "Georgia State to hire South Carolina assistant Shawn Elliott". Retrieved January 16, 2018.

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