Buccaneers Announce Two Additions to Football StaffJanuary 18, 2008
By CSU Sports Information
CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Buccaneers, and Head Coach Jay Mills have announced two new faces that will join the Charleston Southern sidelines during the 2008 football season. RaShan Frost and Gabe Giardina have each been hired to replace Mickey Mays and Jim Beverly, who announced their resignations.
Frost will take over as the defensive line coach, having come from the University of Rhode Island, where he coached for two years under Tim Stowers. While there, he was in charge of the defensive line and also served as the recruiting coordinator.
Prior to going to Rhode Island, Frost was an assistant coach at Illinois State for two years, also handling defensive line and recruiting coordinator responsibilities.
A 2000 alumni of Auburn University, Frost first got into coaching as a volunteer student assistant with Tommy Tubberville, and stayed on the Tigers’ staff as a graduate assistant, helping with quality control and football operations, all while getting his feet wet as the assistant defensive line coach.
“I am so excited to be at a school that is serious about their faith,” said Frost. “I love the vision that the school has for sharing Christ while competing on the field. I am excited to get to work with the team.”
Frost and his wife Keisha have two kids, Kaleb (3) and Joshua (1).
Giardina was hired to replace Beverly, who left to coach in the Arena Football League in Little Rock, Ark., and will take over as the running backs coach.
A University of Alabama alumni, Giardina has spend the last four seasons coaching with the Tide. He started out as a student assistant, helping create scouting reports for the special teams, ran the scout team, and coached the kickers and punters.
As a graduate assistant, Giardina helped with the video aspects of scouting, also helping with scout team meetings and practices. His final two seasons were along the offensive line and scout teams, helping Andre Smith and Antoine Caldwell each earn All-SEC honors, and Smith earn freshman All-America honors.
“This is an exciting opportunity for me to be a part of a program like Charleston Southern,” said Giardina. “I am excited to work for a guy like Jay Mills, who develops young men. I can’t wait to get out on the field and see what we have with this team.