Danny Pearman

Director of Football Scouting
  • Coached in a national championship game with three different schools, including Clemson (2015,16,18).
  • Had a big impact in Clemson winning five ACC titles. He has been on the staff of seven ACC Atlantic Division titles in the last 10 years.
  • Led tight end group that helped Clemson eclipsed3,500 rushing yards in a season for the first time with a school-record 3,723 yards, breaking a mark that had stood since 1978.
  • His tight ends helped Clemson average 194.1 rushing yards per game in 2017.
  • Won his second and third national championships as an assistant coach in 2016 and 2018, as he was an assistant at Alabama in 1992.
  • Coached two-time All-American and two-time Mackey Award finalist Jordan Leggett. Leggett set Clemson tight end records for receptions, yards, and touchdowns.
  • Placekicker Greg Huegel was an All-American in 2015.
  • Coached Bradley Pinion, who averaged 42.6 yards per punt with 28 punts inside the 20 against only two touchbacks. Pinion was selected in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL draft and is now the starter for the San Francisco 49ers.
  • Has coached the Tiger special teams since 2011, including current NFL kicker Chandler Catanzaro, who was a three-time All-ACC placekicker. Catanzaro is Clemson’s career scoring leader (404) and made 81.7 percent of his field goals.
  • Coached Brandon Ford to a First-Team All-ACC season at tight end in 2012.
  • Coached Dwayne Allen, now a Super Bowl champion with the New England Patriots, in the 2011 season, when Allen won the Mackey Award and was a first-team All-American.
  • In 2010, he coached offensive tackle Chris Hairston to a first-team All-ACC season and Allen to second-team All-ACC honors. Hairston played seven NFL seasons.
  • In 2009, his tight ends had 54 catches, most for the position in Tiger history at the time. He coached first-team All-ACC tight end Michael Palmer and Hairston, a second-team All-ACC selection.
  • Joined the staff in December 2008 and coached in the 2009 Gator Bowl. He joined a small group of people who have played for Clemson in a bowl game and later coached the Tigers in a bowl game.
  • Played tight end on Clemson’s 1986 and 1987 ACC title teams, then served as a graduate assistant on the Tigers’ 1988 ACC Championship team.
  • In 28 years as a full-time Division I coach, his teams have played 28 bowl games. Including three years as a graduate assistant coach, it is 31 bowl games in 31 seasons.
  • In his second year at Alabama, he directed the offensive tackles and served as special teams coordinator on its 1992 national title team.
  • Alabama made six bowl appearances in his eight years. Alabama won the SEC West Division five times.
  • Served on the same Alabama staff with current Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney from 1993-97.
  • After eight years at Alabama, he moved to Virginia Tech, where he worked eight years under Frank Beamer.
  • Virginia Tech played Florida State for the national championship in the Sugar Bowl in 1999.
  • Coached tight ends at Virginia Tech and was also a special teams assistant.
  • Coached at North Carolina in 2006, Duke in 2007 and Maryland in 2008. He helped Maryland to the Humanitarian Bowl in 2008, before leaving to coach in the Gator Bowl vs. Nebraska for the Tigers that season.

“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.”

Dabo Swinney


  • 2009-present: Associate Head Coach, Special Teams Coach, Tight Ends Clemson University
  • 2007: Special Teams Coach, Tight Ends Duke University
  • 2006: Special Teams Coach, Defensive Ends University of North Carolina
  • 1998-2005: Special Teams Coach, Offensive Tackles, Tight Ends Virginia Tech
  • 1991-1997: Special Teams Coach, Offensive Tackles University of Alabama
  • 1990: Graduate Assistant University of Alabama
  • 1988-89: Graduate Assistant Clemson University