Mark Tucker

Charleston Southern football coach Mark Tucker was

11-11 in two seasons.

Charleston Southern University athletic director Jeff Barber announced that head football coach Mark Tucker has resigned.

In two seasons at the helm of CSU, Tucker compiled an 11-11 record and 6-4 mark in Big South play.

A national search for a new coach will begin immediately. Assistant head coach/defensive coordinator Zane Vance will serve as interim head coach while the search is conducted.

“I want to thank Mark for his hard work and commitment to CSU and the Buccaneers for the past six seasons and we wish him nothing but the very best,” Barber said.

Tucker served as the quarterback coach from 2013-16 prior to assuming the role of head coach after former coach Jamey Chadwell left for Coastal Carolina. During his tenure, he was an integral part of a staff that completely transformed CSU Football. The Bucs captured the 2016 Big South regular season title and a pair of FCS playoff berths over the span and were ranked in the Top 25 for 22 consecutive weeks during the stretch.

The Bucs had 21 players named to the Big South All-Conference teams over Tucker’s two seasons at the helm, including Anthony Ellis earning 2017 Defensive Player of the Year.