Warren Giese (Image: Univ. of South Carolina/Gamecocks Online)
Warren Giese as a South Carolina state senator in 2002.
Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Former South Carolina Head Football Coach and state lawmaker Warren Giese has died.
The university confirmed Saturday that Giese passed away last Thursday in Columbia at the age of 89.
Giese coached from 1956 to 1960, posting a 28-21-1 record. Those 28 career wins still rank eight-most all-time for Carolina coaches.
In 1958, Giese's best year at the school, he led the team to a 7-3 record and a 13th finish in the final polls that season.
After leaving college athletics, Giese also had a long career in the South Carolina Senate where he represented Richland County.
Giese is survived by his wife Phyllis and four children. One of his children is former Fifth Circuit Solictor Barney Giese.