Former Citadel running back Everette Sands has been hired by South Carolina head football coach Steve Spurrier as the Gamecocks' new running backs coach.

Sands, a native of Conway and an All-American fullback at The Citadel, coached last season at North Carolina State. He's worked at The Citadel twice as an assistant coach, in 1999-2000 and again from 2005-10. He graduated from The Citadel in 1993 after making all-Southern Conference for four straight years. He still ranks second in school history with 3,926 rushing yards and helped the Bulldogs to the SoCon title and a No. 1 ranking in Division I-AA in 1992.

"We are pleased to announce Everette Sands as our running backs coach," Spurrier said in a statement. "He's from Conway, was a running back at The Citadel and has been in coaching for several years. He will do an outstanding job with our running backs."