Looking for reset after 0-8 first season, Oceanside brings in proven coach Chad Grier


Oceanside Academy in Awendaw launched its football program in 2016 with lofty expectations. The goal: high level academics, and high level athletics.

But, the program got off to an inauspicious start. The Landsharks went 0-8 in their first season, and head coach Charlie Stubbs resigned after only two games.

So in 2017, Oceanside has made a hard reset, turning to a new face with a proven track record of winning and building programs to get things headed in the right direction.

This year, the team is led by Chad Grier. The Landsharks' new coach went 65-9 at Davidson Day School in Charlotte over six seasons, building that program from the ground up.

Now, Grier is looking to do the same at Oceanside, and he's brought with him from Davidson some considerable help in the form of quarterback Sam Hartman, a Rivals 3-star recruit who has already committed to play in the ACC for Wake Forest.

The goal is to build Oceanside into a powerhouse, and while Grier has realistic expectations for now, he has high hopes for the future.

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