New coach tabbed to guide Beaufort High boys basketball

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Nate Livesay has been named head coach of the Beaufort High School boys basketball team.

An experienced coach, Livesay last coached as a head coach on the high school level in 2011, guiding Sumter High School. Following the stint at Sumter High School, Livesay took on the position of advocacy direction with World Orphans, a nonprofit organization. His role with the World Orphans’ mission afforded him an opportunity to visit Haiti six times and Ethiopia twice during a two-year span.

Not stepping completely away from the sidelines, Livesay coached with the Upward Stars AAU program. He spent this past season as an assistant coach with Dreher High School.

Livesay’s accomplished coaching resume includes positions as an assistant coach at A.C. Flora High School, Presbyterian College and King University in Bristol, Tenn.

At the helm of the Beaufort High School boys’ basketball program, Livesay takes over for Bruce Beasley. The school’s longtime head coach, Beasley did not have his contract renewed.

During his eight years as head coach at Sumter High School, Livesay put together a 155-55 record. He won four region titles, reached the Class 4-A Lower State championship game twice and advanced to the Lower State Semifinals on four occasions.

The Dreher High School boys’ basketball team that Livesay served as an assistant coach for during the 2013-14 season concluded its campaign 19-1 after winning the Region 4-AAAA title and reaching the Class 4-A quarterfinals.

Livesay will teach English at Beaufort High School.