After leaving Howard in 1988, Jeffries returned to South Carolina State and eventually got the squad back to its winning ways when he guided them to win a MEAC and Black College National Championship. He stepped down from the team in 2001.

In 2010, Jeffries was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. That same year, South Carolina State renamed its football field after Jeffries.

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