South Carolina Football: Former Gamecock star gets coaching opportunity

Former South Carolina football defensive back Cory Peoples has been hired as the defensive backs coach at Georgia Tech.

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This offseason has been loaded with former South Carolina football players and coaches making news in the world of coaching.

Former coaches like Will Muschamp (off-the-field at Georgia), Travaris Robinson (defensive coordinator at Georgia), Eric Wolford (offensive line at Kentucky), Joe Cox (tight ends at Ole Miss), Coleman Hutzler (defensive coordinator at Mississippi State), Pete Lembo (head coach at Buffalo), Bobby Bentley (head coach at Battle Ground Academy), and Jody Wright (head coach at Murray State) all got new jobs this offseason.

Gamecock players Duce Staley (running backs coach with Cleveland Browns) and Syvelle Newton (head coach at Great Falls High School) also are on the move in the coaching world with Newton getting his first crack at the profession.

On Thursday, it was announced that one more former Gamecock received a new job.

Former South Carolina football defensive back Cory Peoples is now the new defensive backs coach at Georgia Tech according to a report by Chad Bishop of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He spent the last four seasons in the same position at Georgia State working for former South Carolina offensive line coach (and interim head coach after the resignation of Steve Spurrier) Shawn Elliott.

Peoples played defensive back for the Gamecocks from 2003-2004 after starting his collegiate career playing for Georgia Military. He had a three-year career with the Philadelphia Eagles after graduation, and he spent four seasons in NFL Europe and the Canadian Football League with the Amsterdam Admirals and the Toronto Argonauts, respectively.

He got into coaching even before his playing days ended, returning to Georgia Military before a final season in Toronto. After he retired, Peoples had stops at 7 schools before landing at Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets job is his fifth college job in the state of Georgia as he previously worked at GMC, Albany State, Georgia Southern, and Georgia State.

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