Deke Herrin hired as wide receivers coach
June 5, 2012
Herrin comes to Newberry after four seasons as the passing game coordinator at Division III Birmingham-Southern College. In Herrin's final season with the Panthers, B-SC finished first in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference in total offense, with quarterback Jimmy Stainback completing 60% of his passes. The Panthers went 20-19 in Herrin's four seasons in Birmingham.
Prior to Birmingham-Southern, Herrin coached outside linebackers at Presbyterian College after a season as a graduate assistant at Middle Tennessee State.
Herrin began his playing career as a walk-on wide receiver at Western Carolina in 1994 and working his way up to a scholarship player in 1995 and 1996. He completed his career at Clemson, and graduated from there with a degree in sports management in 1999.