Robbie Liles has been part of the South Carolina football staff for the past 15 years. He currently serves as the Director of Player Personnel, a title he was given by head coach Will Muschamp in December of 2015.
“It was evident in the short time that I’ve been here that Robbie is a valuable part of our staff,” said Muschamp. “He has an outstanding work ethic, is intelligent, has a great understanding of the University, and is well-liked by the high school coaches. It only makes sense to expand his role with the football program.”
Previously, Liles worked as the Director of Recruiting Operations, a position he held since the spring of 2013 after spending the previous seven years as Director of High School Relations. Prior to that, he served as the Recruiting Graduate Assistant.
In his role as Director of Recruiting Operations, Liles directed the on-campus recruiting efforts, managing the day-to-day operations in the recruiting office. He also served as the High School Relations Director for the football staff. Additional responsibilities included coordinating official and unofficial visits, assisting with football camps and clinics, as well as assisting with team and bowl travel.
Liles earned a bachelor’s degree in Sport & Entertainment Management in 2001 from South Carolina. He later earned a master’s degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management from South Carolina in 2004.
Liles came to South Carolina after spending five years coaching high school football, including three seasons at Columbia’s Hammond School. He began his coaching career at his alma mater, Thomas Heyward Academy in Ridgeland, S.C.
While attending Thomas Heyward, Liles earned three letters in football and baseball. He was named all-conference his senior year in football, as well as earning MVP of his team.
Liles is married to the former Lauren Edwards, who is also a Gamecock alum. The couple’s first child, Cole, was born in May 2015.