Robbie Caldwell

  • Has a staff-high 41 years of experience in college coaching and a staff-high 492 college games as a coach.
  • Clemson has a 97-15 record, eight 10+ win seasons and eight top-25 final rankings in his first eight years on staff, as well as five ACC titles, three appearances in the national championship game and national titles in 2016 and 2018.
  • Helped Clemson produce a school-record 3,723 rushing yards in 2018, breaking the record of 3,469 that had stood since 1978. Also broke the school records in yards per carry (6.55) and rushing touchdowns (49).
  • His line allowed only 17 sacks in 15 games in 2018, including only five in the season’s final eight games.
  • Coached tackle Mitch Hyatt to consensus All-American status and his second consecutive Jacobs Blocking Trophy in 2018 and guided all five of his starting linemen from the season opener to All-ACC honors.
  • Placed three offensive linemen (Tyrone Crowder, Justin Falcinelli and Hyatt) on the first-team All-ACC squad in 2017.
  • Coached three first-team All-ACC offensive linemen (Crowder, Jay Guillermo, Hyatt) in 2016, a first in Tiger history.
  • Coached five All-ACC selections in 2015, Clemson’s entire starting five, for the first time in school history.
  • Coached tackle Brandon Thomas, a third-round draft pick, to his second-straight All-ACC selection in 2013. Guard Tyler Shatley also earned All-ACC honors that season.
  • In 2012, he coached first-team All-American Dalton Freeman and Thomas, a first-team All-ACC pick. Freeman was a Rimington Trophy finalist for the second year in a row.
  • In 2011, Freeman was a Rimington Trophy finalist and a first-team All-ACC selection.
  • Served as Vanderbilt’s head coach in 2010 after eight years as offensive line coach at Vanderbilt. He was a part of the 2008 Vanderbilt staff that guided it to its first winning season and bowl win since 1955.
  • Joined Clemson graduate Bobby Johnson’s staff at Vanderbilt in 2002.
  • Coached at North Carolina in 2000 and 2001.
  • Moved with Dick Sheridan to NC State in 1986. He was part of a Wolfpack resurgence, as he helped turn a 3-8 team (1985) into an 8-3-1 club that beat three AP top-25 teams in 1986. He was on the NC State staff when it beat Clemson three straight years (1986-88).
  • Coached the Wolfpack offensive line for 11 years, then added assistant head coaching responsibilities in his last three years. Fourteen of his players were All-ACC picks.
    • Served under Sheridan for eight years and Furman won six league titles during that era. He coached eight first-team all-conference players and five recipients of the SoCon’s Jacobs Blocking Trophy. In 2019, he was inducted into the Furman Athletic Hall of Fame for his contributions to the program as a player and as a coach.
  • He started his coaching career as a student assistant coach at Furman under Art Baker in 1976 and became a full-time offensive line coach with the Paladins under Sheridan in 1978. In 1977, he served as the football and baseball coach at Hanahan (S.C.) High School.

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

Dabo Swinney


  • 2011-present: Offensive Line Coach Clemson University
  • 2010: Head Coach Vanderbilt University
  • 2002-2009: Associate Head Coach, Offensive Line Coach Vanderbilt University
  • 1997-2001: Associate Head Coach, Offensive Line Coach N.C. State University
  • 1986-96: Offensive Line Coach N.C. State University
  • 1978-1985: Offensive Line Coach Furman University
  • 1976: Student Assistant Coach Furman University