Legion Collegiate Academy Athletic Director Strait Herron has announced that veteran high school football coach and administrator Bobby Carroll will be joining his staff as assistant athletic director and defensive football coordinator.
“Bobby and I have had a long football relationship,” said Herron. “He was the first person I reached out to when I heard about this opportunity. He was an easy decision to pursue based on our working experience together. His work ethic, knowledge of defensive football, and his experience as an assistant athletics director made this an easy decision.”
Carroll is a veteran of 36 years in the high school coaching profession, including 14 years as a head football coach. He resigned as head coach at York Comprehensive High School last December after spending eight years at that school and leading YCHS to the 2014 state finals.
He began his coaching career at Northwestern High School where he served 22 years as defensive coordinator and helped lead the Trojans to the 1989 and 1993 South Carolina State championships. He left in 2005 to start the football program at South Pointe High School. In six years at South Pointe, he built that school into a state powerhouse and led the Stallions to an undefeated 15-0 season and the South Carolina State Championship in 2008 and the runner-up in 2010.
He compiled a 121-49 record in 14 seasons as head coach, and coached 12 future NFL players, including five First Round Draft Picks led by No. 1 selection Jadeveon Clowney and No. 10 pick Stephon Gilmore. Carroll was selected to coach in several prestigious post-season games that included the 2011 Under Armour Game, the 2014 South Carolina North-South All-Star Game, the 2017 North Carolina-South Carolina Shrine Bowl, and was the South Carolina head coach of 2018 Junior Shrine Bowl. He has been honored numerous times by media organizations and the South Carolina Coaches Association for Coach of the Year and Region Coach of the Year awards.
Welcome to the team, Coach!