Chadwell names Tucker as Bucs Quarterbacks coach

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston Southern head coach Jamey Chadwell has named Mark Tucker as the Bucs' Quarterbacks Coach, the new CSU head coach announced on Tuesday.

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

"It is a great privilege to introduce Mark Tucker as our quarterbacks coach," Chadwell said Tuesday. "Mark was born and raised in Charleston and has a love for our wonderful city. He brings a great wealth of knowledge to our staff, especially our offensive attack. He was my college coach so we have a great history together. He has been a great mentor to me, and he will no doubt do that for our current players."

Tucker is a former assistant at the two Southern Conference schools, most recently he spent four seasons at ETSU, where he coached the offensive line for one season and running backs and tight ends for two years.

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.

Prior to being named offensive coordinator, he coached offensive skill players over a three-year stretch during some of the Bulldogs' best seasons in school history. In 1994, The Citadel set the national rushing record with 382.6 yards per game, which led all divisions. He was also part of the Bulldogs squad which reached the I-AA Quarterfinals and won the Southern Conference Championship in 1992. That team finished ranked No. 1 in the final national poll. He was also an assistant at The Citadel for one season in 1988, when the Bulldogs reached the I-AA Playoffs and were ranked 14th-nationally.

Tucker has also served as Head Coach at Williamsburg Academy and Hargrave Military Academy.

Most recently, Tucker was the 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.

Tucker played at ETSU from 1982-'86 and was the three-year letterman at quarterback.