ATLANTA -- Skylor Magee has joined the Georgia State football staff as defensive line coach after serving in the same capacity at Charleston Southern, head coach Shawn Elliott announced.
Elliott also announced that inside linebackers coach Rusty Wright will serve as the Panthers’ recruiting coordinator.
Magee spent the last four years at Charleston Southern, helping the Buccaneers to back-to-back Big South Conference championships and FCS playoff berths while featuring one of the nation’s top defenses. CSU averaged nine wins per season in his four years there.
Magee’s defensive line was the foundation of a Charleston Southern defense that led the Big South and ranked among the FCS leaders in total defense the last three years.
“Skylor Magee brings a track record of putting out successful defensive linemen,” Elliott said. “He is a great teacher, great motivator, an inspiring leader and someone we are very fortunate to have on our staff.”
Last fall, Magee’s line helped CSU rank seventh nationally in total defense, allowing just 294.1 yards per game. The unit was particularly strong in the playoffs, allowing just 185 total yards and 2.9 yards per rush to Wofford, the nation's third-best rushing team. CSU defensive end Anthony Ellis earned All-America honors and was named Big South Player of the Year.
In 2015, the Charleston Southern defense finished No. 10 in the nation, helping the Bucs to their first outright Big South title and FCS playoff berth. In 2013’s 10-3 campaign, CSU led the Big South with 27 sacks.
Magee went to Charleston Southern in 2013 with head coach Jamey Chadwell after serving the 2012 season on Chadwell's staff at Delta State in Cleveland, Miss. He also worked under Chadwell as defensive line coach and co-defensive coordinator at North Greenville in 2009. In between, Magee spent two years as the defensive line coach at Petal (Miss.) High School, highlighted by a runnerup finish in the MHSAA state playoffs.
Magee began his coaching career as a graduate assistant under Steve Spurrier at South Carolina in 2005, and then spent two years as the defensive line coach at Nicholls State in Thibodaux, La.
He was a standout defensive lineman at Southern Miss, where he was a Freshman All-American (2001), a three-time All-Conference USA Academic selection and a CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree.
Magee earned his bachelor’s degree in human performance and physiology from Southern Miss in 2005. He and his wife Leslie have two children, Kayla and Gabby.
GEORGIA STATE FOOTBALL STAFF
Shawn Elliott, Head Coach
Nate Fuqua, Defensive Coordinator/Outside Linebackers
Travis Trickett, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
Chris Collins, Safeties
Skylor Magee, Defensive Line
Trent McKnight, Wide Receivers
Sam Shade, Cornerbacks
Josh Stepp, Running Backs/Tight Ends
Cedric Williams, Offensive Line
Rusty Wright, Inside Linebackers/Recruiting Coordinator
Scott Holsopple, Head Strength Coach
Steve Wojcikowski, Assistant AD for Football Operations
Daniel Wilcox, Director of Player Personnel and Recruiting
Bob Murphy, Associate AD for Sports Medicine and Nutrition
Nicholas Vogt, Equipment Manager
Matt Axelrod, Video Coordinator
Susan Edwards, Administrative Coordinator
Ben McLane, Graduate Assistant
Tyler Nemec, Graduate Assistant
Travian Robertson, Graduate Assistant
Collins Ukwu, Graduate Assistant