It was a successful evening for Marcus Lattimore as he made his debut on the Heathwood Hall sidelines this evening. The Highlanders took care of business against Oakwood Prep, 42-7, to hand the former Gamecocks star a victory in his first game as a head coach.
Heathwood Hall was able to open up a 28-0 lead before halftime. Despite an Oakwood Prep score with 8:28 left to play in the 3rd, the Highlanders put the game out of reach by scoring the next 14 points.
Lattimore has been on the Heathwood Hall staff since last year, coming on board as the school’s “B-team” coach and as a varsity team assistant. When Steve Victory resigned as varsity head coach in November, Lattimore was hired as his successor. He spoke with The State last week on the part of the job he likes the most:
Best part about being the head coach is you’ve got your hands in every single aspect of your program. It is not just a team, it is a program...I wouldn’t want it any other way. I don’t know where this journey will take me, but I will always be hands on. I don’t want to be the CEO type. I have to be hands on.
So far, so good as the Highlanders are 1-0. Congratulations to Marcus on a successful opening game!