Limestone's Charles Wyatt Named To S.C. Athletic Hall of Fame Board

Charles Wyatt

Charles Wyatt, the Vice President for Communications and Marketing at Limestone College, has been selected to serve on the Board of Directors for the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame.

The mission of the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame (SCAHOF) is to honor those who, by outstanding achievement or service, have made lasting contributions to the cause of sports in South Carolina, the nation, and the entire world. The non-profit organization in based in Columbia.

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University Status Coming To Limestone In 2020

The “Drive To University” is officially underway at Limestone College. Unanimous approval was recently given by the Board of Trustees for Limestone to begin taking steps to move to the status of a university by the fall of 2020, which coincides with the liberal arts institution’s 175th anniversary.

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Limestone College’s Charles Wyatt Named to S.C. Athletic Hall of Fame Board: Charles Wyatt, the Vice President for Communications and Marketing at Limestone College, has been selected to serve on the Board of Directors for the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame. The mission of the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame (SCAHOF) is to honor those who, by outstanding achievement or service, have made lasting contributions to the cause of sports in South Carolina, the nation, and the entire world. The non-profit organization in based in Columbia. The annual SCAHOF Banquet, considered the largest annual celebration of Palmetto State sports stars under one roof, is held each February at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. “It is a tremendous honor to be selected to such a respected committee that recognizes so many outstanding individuals who have made impacts on athletics in South Carolina,” said Wyatt, a native of Gaffney who is now one of two members of the SCAHOF Board from the Upstate area. “It’s my hope that my experience in the areas of athletics and marketing will be an asset to the Hall of Fame. I cannot wait to roll up my sleeves with the other Board members as we begin to select the Class of 2019.” In his role at Limestone, Wyatt leads a team that creates and implements a strategic communications, marketing, and public relations vision and program designed to build and strengthen the College's role and reputation as a leader in higher education. He is currently in his 19th season as a broadcaster for Gaffney High School football on radio station WZZQ. As a former full-time member of the media, Wyatt captured numerous South Carolina Press Association awards for news and sports writing, as well as photography, during his time at "The Gaffney Ledger" (1985-1991) and "The Cherokee Chronicle" (1991-1997). His marketing experience includes serving as the Marketing/Business Development Director for Hollywood’s Productions where he worked with clients such as Under Armour, MillerCoors, Cabela’s, Dr. Pepper, and others.
Limestone College Joins Athletics Volunteer App Platform: Limestone College recently joined hundreds of other colleges and universities in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in using the community service mobile application “Helper Helper” to track its teams’ volunteer hours. Helper Helper, used by more than 1,000 NCAA institutions, is a free volunteer management and tracking platform used to calculate and document community service hours. It allows Limestone to connect volunteers to meaningful experiences around Cherokee County and the Upstate, and enables the College to compete for national recognition within Division II for the students’ engagement in service work. “Our student-athletes are not required to complete community service hours, but they are greatly encouraged to do so,” said Curt Lamb, Limestone’s Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Performance. “We are proud of our student-athletes and the manner in which they represent Limestone within the Upstate. Helper Helper enables them to see for themselves how great they are doing individually and as a team in regards to service hours. They are thankful to the community for their support and are eager to give back.” Limestone’s student-athletes volunteer for such causes as Rise Against Hunger, the Carolina Miracle League, and Boys and Girls Club of the Upstate, just to name a few. By using the app, athletes can track their community service hours more quickly and efficiently. It is also an easier way for their coaches to keep track of the volunteer work their student-athletes are doing. Helper Helper also records where users are volunteering and the type of volunteer work they are doing, whether it be civic, faith based, environmental, etc. Using this feature, student-athletes can reach out to different types of community service projects if they see they are focusing heavily on one area of volunteer work. Coaches are then able to log into the app and see where their student-athletes have been during their community service work.
BREAKING NEWS Limestone Removes Interim Title, Brian Turk Named Saints Head Football Coach: Limestone College and Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics Mike Cerino have removed the interim tag from the title of Brian Turk, promoting the former University of South Carolina assistant coach to guide the Saints as the head football coach effective immediately. Turk, who served as the running backs coach and recruiting coordinator under former head coach Mike Furrey, served as the interim head coach for the final two games of the 2018 campaign. He was promoted to offensive coordinator this past season, calling the plays for Limestone in all 10 games. “Coach Turk has proven that he is capable of moving the program in the right direction,” said Cerino. “He is a young and energetic coach who already has a solid recruiting background in South Carolina, and I believe he is the perfect coach to provide consistency and stability with this program. He will bring a spirit of competitiveness to the team, both on the field of play and in the classroom.” After working with quarterbacks at USC, Turk served as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Limestone this season. Sophomore quarterback DJ Phillips (Fayetteville, N.C.) currently leads the South Atlantic Conference with 227 yards per game and if fourth in the league with 11 TD passes. In his first season with the Saints, Turk was the running backs coach and helped mentor Jerko’ya Patton (Charlotte, N.C.) during his 2017 SAC Offensive Freshman of the Year Campaign. Patton guided a Limestone rushing attack that averaged 133.3 yards per game with 907 rushing yards as a rookie. “I am blessed and incredibly excited for this opportunity to be the head football coach at Limestone College,” said Turk. “I am honored by the faith that Dr. Parker and Coach Cerino have shown in me. With a great athletic tradition here at Limestone, and an amazingly bright future for this team, I can’t wait to get to work and continue helping to build this football program.”