Michael McClure will join the staff at Southern Lee High School as a visual arts teacher and its head football coach in the spring, according to a press release from the school.

McClure attended Rock Hill High School in South Carolina before going on to play for four years at Coastal Carolina University in South Carolina.  The Chanticleers won three conference championships during McClure’s time there, and he was named twice to the All-Big South Team.  He served as the linebackers coach at Richmond Senior High School in North Carolina, and helped lead the team to two regional championships.  At Swansea High School in South Carolina, McClure served as the linebackers coach and special teams coordinator.  Most recently, he served as the defensive coordinator and co-special teams coordinator at Lower Richland High School in Hopkins, South Carolina.  While there, the team was named the state’s regional 4A conference champions.

Southern Lee Principal Molly Poston said she’s excited because “Coach McClure is committed to not just leading a football team; he looks forward to leading a football program with victories both on and off the field.”

McClure said he’s excited for the opportunity to “teach valuable lessons about character that will help (students) be successful in whatever path they take in life.”

“You don’t have to wear a jersey to be a part of the team,” said McClure.