Gamecocks confirm hiring of new offensive coordinator

COLUMBIA, S.C. (December 13, 2022) — University of South Carolina head football coach Shane Beamer has named Dowell Loggains as the Gamecocks’ offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach, it was announced today.

Loggains, 42, has spent the past two seasons as the tight ends coach the University of Arkansas as part of Sam Pittman’s staff. Equipped with a wealth of experience as an offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach from his time in the NFL, Loggains has also established himself as an excellent recruiter in his two-year stint with the Razorbacks, ranking in the top 25 nationally.

Loggains spent 16 years in the NFL (2005-2020) with six different organizations, primarily as a quarterbacks coach, including seven seasons as an offensive coordinator. He served as either an offensive coordinator or quarterbacks coach for the Tennessee Titans (2010-13), Cleveland Browns (2014), Chicago Bears (2015-17), Miami Dolphins (2018) or New York Jets (2019-20).

Loggains served as the New York Jets offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2019 and 2020. During his first season in The Meadowlands, he guided an offense that was among the league’s most proficient on opening drives, scoring 40 first-possession points. Quarterback Sam Darnold’s numbers improved from his rookie campaign, increasing his completion percentage, passing yards, touchdown passes and passer rating while also lowering his interceptions.

Loggains oversaw a Miami offense that averaged 4.68 yards per rush in 20