Quin McCollum will get another chance at being a coach.
McCollum was named the new football coach at Marion Highol Tuesday. He replaces Leonard Johnson, who took a job last month at Lake Marion.
“Being a head coach is something I wanted to do again,” McCollum said. “I’m thankful and appreciative to the Marion County School Board, principal Gore, the interview committee, along with the Marion community for allowing me the opportunity to lead the football program. I’m extremely excited and can not wait to get started.
“Marion is a special place and has a storied tradition from when coach (Bob Rankin) was there so this is opportunity I couldn’t turn down.”
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McCollum was a defensive assistant at Brookland-Cayce last year and was a head coach at Keenan from 2013-14. He went 17-8 in two seasons for the Raiders, making the playoffs both years.
In 2014, McCollum led Keenan to a 10-4 record and the school’s first trip to the state championship game before losing to Timberland.
McCollum, who played at Marlboro County, also had assistant coaching stops at Wilson, Carvers Bay, McBee, Spring Valley and at his alma mater.
Marion’s coming off a 9-4 season and lost to Silver Bluff in the Class 2A, Division II Lower State finals. The Swamp Foxes will remain in 2A next season and be in the same region with Andrews, Carvers Bay, Johnsonville, Kingstree and Latta.