Dabo Swinney

12 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT 2015 AND 2016 CFB COACH OF THE YEAR

  1. 2016, 2018 National Champions
  2. 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 ACC Champions
  3. 2018, 2016, and 2015 Bear Bryant National Coach of the Year
  4. NCAA’s APR is 8 out of 9 now.
  5. 220 out of 226 seniors have graduated.
  6. Top 25 program 9 years in a row.
  7. Clemson has a streak of 7 straight Top 5 rankings in the AP Poll entering the 2018 season.
  8. 4 straight CFP appearances              
  9. 2018 Cotton Bowl champs
  10. 12+ National Coach of the Year awards over the last 4 seasons
  11. 97 wins over the last 8 years
  12. Directed Clemson to 120-30 overall record. His regular season ACC record is 69-16 (.812). His .803 winning percentage is 7th among active head coaches.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS & HONORS

2016 National Champions

Back to back to back CFP Appearances

2016 Fiesta Bowl Champions

Back to back to back ACC Champs

2015 Orange Bowl Champions

11+ National Coach of the Year awards in the past 2 seasons

82 wins over the past 7 years

23 of the 24 seniors on 2016 team have graduated and 198 of 202 seniors under Coach Swinney have graduated

The other 4 are currently playing in the NFL

Coached Clemson to wins over five of the top winningest programs in College Football history, LSU, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, and Alabama over the past five years.

Became first coach to lead program to better final ranking than preseason ranking six consecutive years.

First coach to beat a coach in a bowl game who had already won a national championship, six consecutive years.

Tony Elliott

CO-OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR/RUNNING BACKS

  • 2016,2018 National Champions
  • 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 ACC Champions
  • Clemson is 56-4 (entering 2019) since he became co-offensive coordinator.
  • Recipient of the 2017 Broyles Award as the nation’s top assistant coach
  • Coached three first-team All-ACC running backs (Andre Ellington, Wayne Gallman, Travis Etienne)
  • Travis Etienne was the 2018 ACC Player of the Year and a Doak Walker Award finalist who set single-season school records for rushing yards (1,658) and rushing touchdowns (24).
  • Coached 1st team All ACC running back Andre Ellington
  • 2002 Clemson graduate

“Tony is one of the smartest coaches I have ever worked with. He brings a sense of calmness to the staff. And even as a young guy, he is very, very wise beyond his years.”

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Jeff Scott

CO-OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR/WIDE RECEIVERS

  • 2016, 2018 National Champions
  • 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 ACC Champions
  • Clemson has been to a bowl game each of his 11 years as a full-time assistant
  • Coaches 10 receivers currently in the NFL
  • Coached First-Team All-ACC wide receiver Mike Williams in 2016
  • Coached First-Team All-ACC and first-team All-American Sammy Watkins in 2013.
  • 10 receivers currently in NFL. 74.099 Million in Earnings
  • Has coached two All Americans, Sammy Watkins and DeAndre Hopkins
  • 2003 Clemson graduate

“Jeff is passionate about being the best at what he does. He is passionate and very detailed and loves Clemson.”

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Robbie Caldwell

OFFENSIVE LINE

  • 2016, 2018 National Champions
  • 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 ACC Champions
  • Entered 2019 with a staff-high 41 years of experience in college coaching and staff-high 492 games as a college coach
  • Mitch Hyatt was a consensus All-American and won his second consecutive Jacobs Blocking Trophy in 2018.
  • All five of his 2018 starting offensive linemen earned All-ACC honors.
  • Coached three First-Team All-ACC selections (Tyrone Crowder, Jay Guillermo, Mitch Hyatt) in 2016.
  • Coached All-American Center Dalton Freeman in 2012
  • Has coached a 1st Team All ACC lineman each of last 3 years
  • Has coached in 417 games

“Robbie is salty. He’s old school, hardnosed and tough. He is the epitome an offensive line coach.”

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Danny Pearman

ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH/TIGHT ENDS/SPECIAL TEAMS COORDINATOR

  • 2016, 2018 National Champions
  • 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 ACC Champions
  • Coached two-time All-American and two-time Mackey Award finalist Jordan Leggett
  • Has coached the special teams since 2011, including Chandler Catanzaro, a three-time All-ACC placekicker
  • In 28 years as a Division I coach, his teams have played 28 bowl games.
  • Has been to 22 bowls games in 26 seasons coaching
  • 1987 Clemson graduate

“Danny is a no-nonsense kind of guy, and that makes him an outstanding teacher. There is no one better to teach the technique of being a football player.”

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Brandon Streeter

QUARTERBACKS/RECRUITING COORDINATOR

  • 2016 National Champs
  • 2015 ACC Champs
  • 2016 ACC Champs
  • 2017 ACC Champs
  • Six of the seven teams he worked with as OC finished in the top 25 of FCS poll
  • Starting quarterback at Clemson in 1998 and 1999
  • Broke or tied 11 Tiger records during his career

“Brandon has done a tremendous job of coaching our quarterbacks.  He is a detail oriented coach that demands excellence from his players and does a great job teaching them the game.”

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Brent Venables

Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers

  • 2016 National Champs, 2018 National Champions
  • Rivals 2016 Recruiter of the Year
  • Broyles Award Winner for 2016
  • 2015 24/7 Sports Defensive Coordinator of the Year
  • 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 ACC Champions
  • 2018 led the nation in scoring defense
  • His unit set a school record for sacks in a season in 2018 with 54
  • In his 23 years as a full-time assistant coach, his teams have 23 winning seasons, have been to 27 bowl games and have won 10+ games 19 times
  • 2014 #1 ranked Defense
  • Winningest Defensive Coordinator since 1999
  • CU Defense leads the nation in Sacks and Tackles for Loss over the last 6 seasons
  • Clemson Defense led the ACC in all 4 major statistical categories in 2017 – Total Defense, Scoring Defense, Run Defense, and and Pass Defense

“Brent is intense, passionate, and relentless. He makes it a daily pursuit to be great. He coaches with great attention to detail to get the best out of his players each and every day.”

–Dabo Swinney

Mickey Conn

Safeties

  • 2016, 2018 National Champions
  • 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 ACC Champions
  • Safeties ranked fifth in the nation in pass efficiency defense (106.9) in 2017.
  • Added as a full-time assistant coach in January 2016; works with safeties
  • Served as a defensive analyst in 2016, helping the Tigers to the program’s second national championship after a 35-31 win over his alma mater, Alabama.
  • Started Grayson Program. Came to Clemson after 16 seasons as the head coach at Grayson (Ga.) High School; the Rams recorded a 137-48 mark during his tenure, with seven region championships and a state playoff semifinal appearance in 2015.
  • Coached several current and former Tigers at Grayson, including two-time All-ACC running back Wayne Gallman, starting cornerback Ryan Carter and backup quarterback Nick Schuessler.
  • Former graduate assistant at Alabama, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in 1993.
  • Teammate of Dabo Swinney on 1992 National Championship team at Alabama.

Todd Bates

Defensive Tackles

  • 2017, 2018 ACC champions
  • 2018 National Champions
  • In 2019, Clemson became the first school to produce three first-round picks selected as defensive linemen in a single NFL Draft
  • Coached Campbell Trophy winner and Unanimous All-American Christian Wilkins
  • Dexter Lawrence and Christian Wilkins were first team all ACC
  • DL led Nation in sacks in 2017 under Bates
  • Coached All-Americans DT Christian Wilkins, DE Clelin Ferrell, & DE Austin Bryant
  • Helped the 2016 Gamecocks to a 10-2 record and No. 6 final ranking; helped team to fourth-best total defense figure in all of FCS at 275 yards per game.
  • Began coaching career at Talladega (Ala.) High School in 2007 and then Oxford (Miss.) High School in 2008; also served as head strength & conditioning coach at Oxford.
  • Also spent time as an assistant coach at Idaho State in 2011,12, and East Mississippi Junior College in 2013.
  • Earned four letters as a defensive end at Alabama from 2001-04; served as permanent co-captain as a senior.
  • Played defensive end for the Tennessee Titans in 2005,06.

Mike Reed

Cornerbacks

  • 2016, 2018 National Champions
  • 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 ACC Champions
  • Coached Cordrea Tankersley, Trayvon Mullen, A.J. Terrell, Jayron Kearse
  • 2015 FootballScoop Defensive Backs Coach of the Year
  • Led Clemson pass defense to 16th in the nation and 13th in interceptions in his first year at Clemson
  • Coached former NFL Safety Brian Dawkins in NFL

“Mike brings great energy to Clemson. He is a great teacher at his position and loves his players deeply. He has made a great impact within our program in his first full season with us.”

–Dabo Swinney

Lemanski Hall

Defensive Ends

  • 2016, 2018 National Champions
  • 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 ACC Champions
  • Helped Clelin Ferrell win the Ted Hendricks Award and ACC Defensive Player of the Year while earning consensus All-America status in 2018. Fellow starter Austin Bryant took home third-team All-ACC and Cotton Bowl Most Outstanding Player honors.
  • Became Assistant Coach in January of 2018
  • Was a teammate of Coach Swinney at Alabama where he was an All SEC Player and won a National Championship
  • Played 9 years in NFL for Oilers, Bears, Cowboys, and Vikings
  • Coached Clelin Ferrell and Austin Bryant who both were Top 25 in the Nation in Sacks

Support Staff

WOODY MCCORVEY WOODY MCCORVEY

ASSOCIATE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL ADMINISTRATION

MIKE DOOLEY MIKE DOOLEY

DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL OPERATIONS AND PLAYER PERSONNEL

BRAD SCOTT BRAD SCOTT

ASSISTANT ATHLETIC DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

THAD TURNIPSEED THAD TURNIPSEED

DIRECTOR OF RECRUITING & EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

JORDAN SORRELLS JORDAN SORRELLS

Director of Recruiting Operations

KYLE RICHARDSON KYLE RICHARDSON

SENIOR OFFENSIVE ASSISTANT

ABE REED ABE REED

DIRECTOR OF EQUIPMENT

D.J. GORDON D.J. GORDON

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL OPERATIONS AND CREATIVE MEDIA

TODD GREEN TODD GREEN

Director of Football Video Operations

HENRY GUESS HENRY GUESS

Director of Football Coaching Video

TY CLEMENTS TY CLEMENTS

Director of On-Campus Recruiting

NICK YARID NICK YARID

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF EQUIPMENT

Bill Spiers Bill Spiers

Senior Assistant for Offense and Special Teams

Tracy Swinney Tracy Swinney

Director of Football Security

Alex Bina Alex Bina

Director or Applied Science

Jayse McQuaig Jayse McQuaig

Assistant Director for Football Technology

Maddie Williams Maddie Williams

Creative Media Coordinator

Wes Goodwin Wes Goodwin

Senior Defensive Assistant

Joe Robbins Joe Robbins

Director of Recruiting Graphic Design

Administrative Support Staff

BETH DOUGLAS BETH DOUGLAS

ASSISTANT TO THE HEAD COACH

REN WINDHAM REN WINDHAM

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT OFFENSE

JENNIFER BENTON JENNIFER BENTON

ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR OF FOOTBALL OPERATIONS

JILL WILLIAMS-WILKS JILL WILLIAMS-WILKS

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

ASHLEY SPIERS ASHLEY SPIERS

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT HEAD COACH

Lindsey Morris Lindsey Morris

Administrative Assistant Recruiting

Player Development

MIGUEL CHAVIS MIGUEL CHAVIS

ASSISTANT FOR DEFENSIVE PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

BRANDON MCCOMBS BRANDON MCCOMBS

ASSISTANT FOR SPECIAL TEAMS ANALYSIS & RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT

CAM AIKEN CAM AIKEN

ASSISTANT FOR OFFENSIVE PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

TYLER GRISHAM TYLER GRISHAM

ASSISTANT FOR OFFENSIVE ANALYSIS & RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT

DEANDRE MCDANIEL DEANDRE MCDANIEL

Assistant for Defensive Analysis

Graduate Assistants

ZACH FULMER ZACH FULMER
Maverick Morris Maverick Morris
Daniel Boyd Daniel Boyd

Graduate Assistant

Xavier Brewer Xavier Brewer

Graduate Assistant

Roderick McDowell Roderick McDowell

Graduate Assistant

Chansi Stuckey Chansi Stuckey

Graduate Assistant

Strength and Conditioning

JOEY BATSON JOEY BATSON

DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

LARRY GREENLEE LARRY GREENLEE

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

PAUL HOGAN PAUL HOGAN

FOOTBALL SENIOR ASSISTANT STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH

ADAM SMOTHERMAN ADAM SMOTHERMAN

FOOTBALL ASSISTANT STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH

Adrien Dunn Adrien Dunn

Strength and Conditioning Graduate Assistant

P.A.W. Journey

JEFF DAVIS JEFF DAVIS

ASSISTANT ATHLETIC DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL PLAYER RELATIONS

SAVANNAH BAILEY SAVANNAH BAILEY

Director of Life Skills & Community Service

REGGIE PLEASENT REGGIE PLEASENT

LIFE COACH

Rashard Hall Rashard Hall

Director of Career & Professional Development

Travis Blanks Travis Blanks

DIRECTOR OF FORMER PLAYER ENGAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT

Performance Nutrition

PAUL HARRINGTON PAUL HARRINGTON

Director of Football Performance Nutrition

Hali Foreman Hali Foreman

Executive Performance Chef

Niki Lyon Niki Lyon

Nutrition Operations Coordinator

Sports Medicine

Dr. Steven Martin Dr. Steven Martin

Physician

Dr. Len Reeves Dr. Len Reeves

Physician

Dr. Larry Bowman Dr. Larry Bowman

Physician

Scott Crothers Scott Crothers

Assistant Athletic Trainer-Football

Danny Poole Danny Poole

Director of Sports Medicine/Head Athletic Trainer

Cheyenne Reynolds Cheyenne Reynolds

Assistant Athletic Trainer-Football