Charleston Promotes Kendrick to Head Coach

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Most coaching searches last weeks and sometimes months.

The Charleston coaching search lasted less than 12 hours.

Greg Kendrick was the easy choice for the Tigers as he was promoted from offensive coordinator Monday night.

Kendrick replaces Doug Loughridge who accepted the Alma head coaching position on Monday afternoon.

Kendrick had been the offensive coordinator for the past six seasons at Charleston. His offense averaged more than 36 points and 450 yards a game in 2012. The Tigers finished 9-3 while reaching the quarterfinals.

Prior to his six seasons with the Tigers, Kendrick was an assistant coach at Greenwood.

“I left a great school in Greenwood to come here six years ago with this as a goal,” Kendrick said. “I had a goal to be a head coach and I thought that as a coordinator this would help me but to be the head coach here in such a short time that has occurred.”

Charleston will return 10 starters on each side of the football in 2013.