Charleston Southern named Mark Tucker as the Buccaneers’ quarterbacks coach, head coach Jamey Chadwell announced Tuesday.

Tucker, a Charleston native, coached Chadwell at East Tennessee State and was an assistant at The Citadel in the 1990s.

In his six seasons as an assistant at The Citadel, Tucker was a part of record-setting offenses for the Bulldogs. In his final season 1996, he served as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

Most recently, Tucker was head coach of the Mountain Empire Warriors, a semi-pro football team in the North American Football League. He led the Warriors to a 10-2 record and a top-10 ranking out of 115 league teams. The Warriors were first in rushing yards at 273 per game and first in total defense and turnover margin.


Partially paralyzed golfer Fred Gutierrez’s plan for the 36-hole For the Glory of God Golf Marathon was postponed until March 5. Gutierrez had planned to play 36 holes today at Summerville Country Club to raise funds for Gifting Warriors ( and and to increase awareness of the benefits of Botox and acupuncture for stroke victims. Gutierrez, who suffers from partial paralysis on his left side because of a gunshot wound in 1996, began playing golf again a couple of years ago.


College of Charleston’s home softball doubleheader against Charleston Southern was rained out. The teams will plan to make the games up at a later date, but nothing has been scheduled.