Chadwell names Newland Isaac as CSU's Running Backs and Tight Ends CoachFebruary 22, 2013
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Former Charleston Southern Buccaneer Newland Isaac has returned to join the CSU football coaching staff, Buccaneer head coach Jamey Chadwell announced on Friday. He will coach the running backs and tight ends.
Isaac was on Chadwell's staff last season at Delta State and spent three seasons with him at North Greenville.
Isaac was a four-year letterman under former Bucs' head coach Jay Mills at CSU. The Greer, S.C., native was a former walk-on who worked his way to a scholarship at wide receiver at CSU. He helped CSU capture the 2005 Big South Conference title, the first in its history.
"I am pleased to have Newland joining our staff," Chadwell said Friday. "Newland is an alumnus of CSU and was a contributor on our teams that won a Big South Championship and won 14- straight games. His understanding of Charleston Southern and the passion he has for it, will help guide the young student-athletes he mentors. Growing up in Columbia, he will contribute mightily to our efforts to recruit the midlands area and help bring talent to the lowcountry."
Isaac coached running backs at Delta State last season, guiding a group which combined to averaged almost 200 rushing yards per game and nearly 5.0 yards per carry.
Prior to taking over running backs at DSU, Isaac coached the same position and slot receivers for the Crusaders at NGU. The Crusaders captured the National Christian Collegiate Athletic Association national title in 2010 (9-3) and appeared in the NCAA Division II Quarterfinals in 2011 (11-3).
In 2011, Isaac coached All-American Idris Anderson and All-South Region performer Teyran Rucker. NGU’s offense averaged 40.1 points per game, 250 yards rushing per game and 5.5 yards per carry. All three stats ranked in the NCAA’s top 10. In total, Crusader rushers accounted for 3,500 yards rushing.
During NGU’s NCCAA title season, the Crusaders averaged 281.1 yards rushing per game and scored 43 touchdowns on the ground. He also coached Rondreas Truesdale at Delta State who was a first team All-Gulf South selection.
Isaac holds a bachelor’s degree in physical education from CSU (2009) and a master’s degree in business administration from NGU (2011).