McNeill is a native of Seneca, S.C. and graduate of South Carolina State University, where he received a bachelor of science in business administration and a master of education in business. He and his wife, Savonne, have two children, Tiffany and Daryl Jr., and a grandson, Jayden.
"I’m elated to get here, get started and meet my players, as well as faculty and staff," McNeill said in a statement released by the school. “I’m embarking on my 26th year in coaching and I’m ready to get to work.”
Bahhur, after his dismissal, said he intended to file a racial discrimination suit against the university after an investigation by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was concluded. That investigation hasn't been completed, according to Bahhur.