Newland Isaac Named Coastal Carolina Assistant Football Coach
CONWAY - Coastal Carolina head football coach Joe Moglia announced the hiring of Newland Isaac as an assistant coach. He will coach the Chanticleer running backs and fills an opening on the staff left by Nick Jones, who recently accepted a job as assistant football coach at Air Force Academy.
Isaac spent last season as assistant head coach/offensive coordinator at Albany State, but worked with current CCU offensive coordinator Jamey Chadwell for eight seasons in stops at Charleston Southern, Delta State and North Greenville.
Isaac helped the Golden Rams finish the 2017 season ranked first in the SIAC in scoring, passing and red zone offense while ranking second in both rushing and total offense. Three Golden Rams were named All-SIAC all-conference team on offense while lineman Jamie Glenn added all-region honors.
This past month, Isaac was selected to participate in the 2018 NCAA-NFL Coaches Academy which provides current, full-time college football coaches at NCAA member schools and some former NFL athletes, the opportunity to expand their knowledge and insight into the world of college football coaching.
Prior to his time at Albany, Isaac worked at his alma mater, Charleston Southern, on Coach Chadwell’s staff, serving as running backs coach. Overall, he spent four seasons (2013-16) in that capacity while adding the responsibility of recruiting coordinator in January 2017 before his departure for Albany State in May 2017. He helped the Buccaneers produce one of the nation’s top rushing attacks. In his final two seasons at CSU. The Bucs won Big South championships in 2015 and ’16 while earning NCAA playoff berths each season.
In Isaac’s four years as the Bucs’ running back coach, Christian Reyes set the CSU all-time rushing record only to see Mike Holloway break the mark.
Holloway, two-time FCS All-American Darius Hammond and Ben Robinson exited in 2016 following a production-packed four years. Holloway finished as CSU's all-time leading rusher with 2,623 yards, while Hammond and Robinson rank fourth and fifth, respectively. The trio combined for 5,610 rushing yards and 53 rushing touchdowns, powering a Bucs' ground attack that ranked among the FCS top 20 each year.
In 2016, Holloway led the FCS in yards per carry and the Bucs ranked sixth nationally in rushing, averaging 266.5 yards per game. The previous year, CSU won an outright Big South Conference championship as the Bucs finished the season 10th nationally in average time of possession and 19th in rushing yardage.
Under Isaac’s guidance, Christian Reyes became CSU's all-time leading rusher in just two years (2013 and ’14) with 2,200 yards, which was broken two years later by Holloway. Reyes additionally shattered the school's single season rushing record with 1,254 yards in 2013.
Isaac coached running backs at Delta State, guiding a group which combined to averaged almost 200 rushing yards per game and nearly 5.0 yards per carry in 2012. Running back Rondreas Truesdale was a first team All-Gulf South selection.
Prior to his season at DSU, Isaac coached running backs and slot receivers for the Crusaders at NGU for three years. The Crusaders captured the National Christian Collegiate Athletic Association national title in 2010 (9-3) and appeared in the NCAA Division II Quarterfinals in 2011 (11-3).
In 2011, Isaac coached All-American Idris Anderson and All-South Region performer Teyran Rucker. NGU’s offense averaged 250 yards rushing per game and 5.5 yards per carry to rank among the nation’s top 10.
During NGU’s NCCAA title season, the Crusaders averaged 281.1 yards rushing per game and scored 43 touchdowns on the ground.
Isaac was a four-year letterman under former Bucs' head coach Jay Mills at CSU. The Hopkins, S.C., native was a former walk-on who worked his way to a scholarship at wide receiver for the Bucs. He helped CSU capture the 2005 Big South Conference title.
Isaac holds a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Charleston Southern (2009) and a master’s degree in business administration from North Greenville (2011).
Newland Isaac Coaching History:
2009-11: North Greenville (Assistant Coach/Running Backs & Slot Receivers)
2012: Delta State (Assistant Coach/Running Backs)
2013-16: Charleston Southern (Assistant Coach/Running Backs & Tight Ends)
2017: Albany State (Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator)
2018: Coastal Carolina (Assistant Coach/Running Backs)