Beaufort High School coach Mark Clifford has been named to the South coaching staff for the 2016 Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl, which will be held at Doug Shaw Stadium in Myrtle Beach. Annually, the state’s top high school seniors compete in the bowl game.
Clifford will serve as an assistant coach under South head coach Reggie Kennedy. Kennedy is the head coach of the Irmo High School football program. The remainder of the South team’s coaching staff will be made up by Manning’s Tony Felder, Baptist Hill’s Marion Brow, Barnwell’s Mike Highsmith and Goose Creek’s Joe Hauff. Camden head coach Jimmy Neal will guide the North team. Serving on Neal’s coaching staff will be Hillcrest’s Greg Porter, Pickens’ John Boggs, Abbeville’s Jamie Nickles, Boiling Springs’ Eddie White and Christ Church’s Tommy Bobo. Several players who have competed in the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl have gone on to play college football. Rosters for the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl will be finalized and released prior to the high school football all-star event.