App. St.’s Lamb accepts GA position at South Carolina
Former Calhoun High Taylor Lamb is taking the first step of his coaching career.
Appalachian State’s starting quarterback for the last four seasons accepted a graduate assistant position at the University of South Carolina.
Lamb said he interviewed and agreed to take the position on Saturday. He will work with either the quarterbacks or wide receivers under South Carolina offensive coordinator Bryan McClendon, who was promoted to the position in January.
McClendon was previously the co-offensive coordinator while also working with wide receivers during the last two seasons under head coach Will Muschamp.
“I’m blessed to have this opportunity right out of the gates, especially at a place like USC,” Lamb said. “The University of South Carolina is a special place to be, and I’m excited to learn under Coach Muschamp and his great staff.
“It also is a great opportunity because of the state of the program. Coach Muschamp has the program trending upward after a great year last year.”
Lamb graduated from App State in December and he said he will start at South Carolina on Feb. 5.
Lamb set the App State program record and Sun Belt Conference record for passing touchdowns with 90. In 2017, Lamb threw for 2,737 yards, 27 touchdowns and only six interceptions, which was the second-best touchdown-to-interception ratio in school history.
He played in 51 career games, passing for more than 9,000 yards and rushing for more than 2,000. He finished up his stellar career with a 34-0 win in the Dollar General Bowl against Toledo. The Mountaineers won two Sun Belt Conference championships and three straight bowl games under Lamb’s leadership.
Lamb’s father, Bobby Lamb, coached at Furman in Greenville, S.C., from 1986 to 2010 (the last eight years as head coach). Bobby Lamb took over the head coaching position of Mercer in Macon, Ga., in 2011.
Appalachian State quarterback Taylor Lamb looks for an open receiver during a game last season.