A Palmetto State coaching icon has called his last play.
Mike Ayers announced Wednesday afternoon he is retiring after 30 years as the head football coach at Wofford College.
His 30th season saw the Terriers finish 10-3, which included a fifth Southern Conference title under Ayers. The Terriers advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA FCS Playoffs.
The winningest coach in Wofford history, Ayers will leave with a record of 207-139-1 with So-Con titles in 2003, 2007, 2010, 2012 and 2017.
With his three years as head coach at East Tennessee State, Ayers has an overall record of 218-160-2 which makes him the third winningest active coach in the FCS.
The 2003 Eddie Robinson I-AA National Coach of the Year in 2003, Ayers is the dean of college football coaches in the state with his 30 seasons at Wofford. In second place behind Ayers is S.C. State head coach Buddy Pough who just completed his 16th season at his alma mater.