By Scott Eisberg
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Ra'Shan Frost has plenty of credentials in the game of football. He played at Auburn and coached for nearly a decade in college, the past few years at Charleston Southern.
Frost however felt his calling was at a lower level of the game this year, quitting his job at Charleston Southern to take over as the new head coach at North Charleston High School.
"Obviously it's a new challenge. I want to help young people and be an influence. What better way to get them at a younger age than 18. If you can get them at 14 or 15, obviously make a greater impact when they are 18" says the first time head coach.
Although the sport is the same, the job is definitely different for Frost.
"You've got to recruit in the school, you have a greater leverage over discipline in college," said Frost. "You've got scholarships and all of those things. The biggest adjustment, you've got more control in college, if you want to get up and run at 5 a.m., in high school, that's a different challenge."
His decision to leave the college game was handled well by his head coach at CSU, Jay Mills.
"He said congratulations, he's been very helpful, open arms," said Frost. "Anything he can do to help, anything I need. He just says to come by. He has given great support."
The job at North Charleston is a tough one, but Frost is meeting it with the same tenacity he's always had.
"Past indications of success say it can be done. I don't believe in fluke seasons, if you can do it once, I always believe you can do it again. If basketball can win the state title, we can set the same objective in football as well."
It won't be easy, but this is the challenge Ra'Shan Frost believes he was called to tackle.
"Football is football, still got to reach the hearts of young men and that is the biggest thing."