Former Alabama and Brigham Young assistant football coach Charlie Stubbs has been named athletic director at the new Oceanside Collegiate Academy charter high school opening in Mount Pleasant.
Stubbs, a Charleston native and graduate of Stall High School, was the head coach at Nicholls State from 2010-14. Oceanside Collegiate, set to open in the 2016-17 year, is a public school that will emphasize “a rigorous academic curriculum and a high-level athletic program,” the school says.
Stubbs, a graduate of BYU, had a 10-38 record at Nicholls State and coached on the college level at BYU, Oregon State, Memphis, Tennessee-Martin, UNLV, Alabama, Tulsa, Louisville and Central Missouri. He was part of BYU’s 1984 national championship squad.
In the high school ranks, he coached at Sea Island Academy (now Charleston Collegiate) and Boiling Springs.
“I have been very blessed in my career to learn from some of the best coaches in history. I have always tried to give something back to the coaching profession and am committed to creating a positive environment at the OCA athletic department, mentoring all students and coaches,” said Stubbs, who at Alabama was part of the 1999 SEC championship team.
“Every sport provides unique challenges and the opportunity for personal growth. As an all-state wide receiver myself when I attended R.B. Stall High School in North Charleston, I know exactly what it takes to be a successful athlete while maintaining a strong commitment to academics. I’m very excited to move back home to my roots and be a part of this innovative school, shaping the next generation of collegiate stars.”