Coastal Carolina saw its 2022 football season come to an end on Tuesday night with a loss to East Carolina in the Birmingham Bowl. With the end of their season, several Coastal assistant coaches are expected to join Liberty’s staff under new head coach Jamey Chadwell who left the Chanticleers following the conclusion of the 2022 regular season, sources say.
Willy Korn, Newland Isaac, and Skylor Magee are all expected to join Chadwell’s staff at Liberty in similar capacities to what they had at Coastal.
Korn, who has been Coastal’s Quarterbacks Coach and Co-Offensive Coordinator, has spent his entire coaching career under the leadership Chadwell. He was the wide receivers coach at Charleston Southern in 2013, remaining at the Big South program until 2017 when he made the move with Chadwell to Coastal Carolina as wide receivers coach and also handling the kickoff coverage duties. Korn was promoted to co-offensive coordinator and reassigned to quarterbacks coach in 2019 following the promotion of Chadwell to head coach.
Korn helped the Chanticleers go from 5-7 in 2019 to winning 11 games in both 2020 and 2021. In his first three seasons as co-offensive coordinator, Coastal’s offense ranked in the top 10 nationally in all of FBS in multiple statistical categories.
Coming out of high school, Korn was ranked one of the top quarterback prospects in the class of 2007. He committed to play his college football at Clemson prior to his junior season at Byrnes High School. He started his first collegiate game as a redshirt-freshman in 2008 in Dabo Swinney’s first game as interim head coach. Korn would transfer to Marshall after the 2009 season, staying with the Thundering Herd a very short amount of time after the coaching staff asked him to convert to safety, he transferred to Division II North Greenville. Korn would conclude his collegiate career there under Coach Chadwell.
Isaac has been the Co-Offensive Coordinator and Running Backs Coach at Coastal since 2019. He also spent the 2018 season with the Chanticleers as running backs coach before being promoted to co-offensive coordinator the following season. Isaac began his coaching career at North Greenville, where he coached the running backs and slot receivers from 2009-2011.
Isaac played his college football at Charleston Southern and has since spent the vast majority of his coaching career under Chadwell. Following the stint at North Greenville, Isaac followed Chadwell to Delta State where he coached the running backs in 2012. He then moved with Chadwell to his alma mater at Charleston Southern from 2013-2016 coaching the running backs and tight ends. The only season he spent away from Chadwell was in 2017 at Albany State as an assistant head coach and offensive coordinator.
Magee was a defensive lineman at Southern Miss where he was a Freshman All-American in 2001. Following his playing career, Magee began his time coaching in 2005 under Steve Spurrier at South Carolina as a grad assistant. He then was the defensive line coach at Nicholls State from 2006-2008. He joined Coach Chadwell at North Greenville in 2009 as co-defensive coordinator and defensive line coach.
From 2010-2012, Magee coached the defensive line at a high school in Mississippi. He returned to the collegiate ranks in 2012, coaching the defensive line at Delta State. From 2013-2016, Magee led Charleston Southern’s defensive line, and then was the defensive line coach at Georgia State in 2017 and 2018 before joining Chadwell at Coastal Carolina in 2019 where he has been the defensive line coach.
Once these moves are finalized, they will join Chadwell’s staff that currently includes wide receivers coach Tony Washington and special teams coordinator Kyle Krantz. Others could also join Chadwell from Coastal Carolina in addition to these mentioned. One name that has been rumored to follow Chadwell to Lynchburg is Coastal’s offensive line coach Bill Durkin.