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About Trussell Driving School

Trussell Driving School (The Drive Coach) was established in 2011 by John Trussell, former public school educator and coach with 30+ years experience, to provide quality instruction in both driver education and behind-the-wheel training. The staff of experienced professionals at Trussell Driving School has a combined 60+ years of experience.  This experienced staff has designed a program that utilizes traffic safety education to create an effective and powerful learning experience.

Our professional instructors have a wealth of experience in the traffic education field, including classroom driver education, behind-the-wheel training, and formal in-school education. For this reason, Trussell Driving School has been developed to ensure both quality and effective training through the best mediums available today. We serve students primarily in Horry and Florence county as well as Summerville but all SC students accepted.

Trussell Driving School Staff

Instructors are state certified and fully insured. They have all passed a SLED background check.

 

John and Cindy Trussell

John & Cindy are the owners of Trussell Driving School. John is a former public school teacher/coach with 30+ years experience teaching driver training. He has worked with teenagers all his adult life and has trained students in safe driving practices for over 30 years. Cindy is the administrative assistant for all locations.

James Trussell

James is a former long distance truck driver with five million safe driving miles over a 40 year career. He is an outstanding instructor and a third party tester for the Florence office. James's student's are well prepared for the challenges of today's driving.

Bobby Jones

Bobby has been the lead driver education instructor for the past decade at South Florence High School. He is currently still teaching and coaching with nearly 30 years experience in education.

Donna Shields

Donna has spent the past 28 yrs in the banking industry. Having raised three driving teenagers she understands the importance of preparing today's new drivers, especially new teen drivers, for the challenges of our roads and highways. Donna is an excellent teacher at our Florence office and prepares her students well.

Harris Trussell

Harris is a former driver for a national waste management company. Harris has driven in 42 states and has a wealth of miles behind him and experience. Harris is extremely patient and relates well to new drivers during this very important time in their lives.

Jim Mowrer

Jim formerly trained drivers for UPS and truck drivers in all aspects of safe driving for more than 30 years. He is an excellent driving instructor and we are proud to have him as a member of our team.

 Davis Trussell

Davis is currently a Firefighter/EMT with Horry County Fire & Rescue.  He also works with the "heavy rescue" team and see's first hand the dangers of poor driving habits and distractions.  He brings his expertise and knowledge to both the classroom and behind the wheel training.

Brooke Smith

Currently a teacher and basketball coach at North Myrtle Beach High School, Brooke loves working with young adults and helping them succeed in all of their endeavors. It is her goal to make sure all students are responsible drivers and feel comfortable behind-the-wheel.

Dr. Sharon Hedrington Ph. D

Sharon spent 20 years in law enforcment and the military prior to joining Trussell Driving School.  In New York she taught defensive driving, behind the wheel and many aspects related to CDL's.  Currently Sharon teaches both the classroom session as well as behind the wheel sessions.

Greg Elliott

Currently a teacher/former basketball coach at Summerville High School, Greg has been teaching social studies and driver education for 25+ years. He now brings that expertise to the private sector of drivers education.

Ross Isom

Ross is a third party tester and administrative assistant in both Florence and Horry County. He formerly worked at the SCDMV for 12 years.

Jon Gaston

Jon has been a teacher at South Florence High School for the past 12 years. He really enjoys working with teenagers and serving as an instructor for the behind the wheel training thus providing him with another opportunity to do what he loves. He also has a CDL and transports the South Florence athletic teams to sporting events during the school year. It is Jon’s mission to help his students develop the skills necessary to become confident drivers and give them the knowledge to be safe on the road.