The former USC assistant coach was forced to watch from the stands as his Liberty squad faced his former team
Columbia, SC (WLTX) --- Former USC assistant coach Jim Toman was supposed to be in the dugout to watch his Liberty Flames battle the second-ranked Gamecocks.
But an ejection from a Big South game against VMI over the weekend meant an automatic one-game suspension for the man who spent a total of 18 years working under USC's Ray Tanner.
Toman, who spent 11 years at Carolina before leaving to take over the Liberty program, settled into a seat in the stands amongst family and friends and blended in with the rest of the crowd.
But Toman did not go unnoticed. Former Gamecocks Kip Bouknight and Bryon Jeffcoat stopped by to chat with Toman, as did a few fans who remember vividly how much Toman meant to the program.
Now, he's in charge of his own program at Liberty where hopes to build the same level of success to what he enjoyed at Carolina.