Dabo Swinney

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

  1. 2016 National Champion Head Coach.
  2. Has led Clemson to consecutive 14-win seasons, one of just two FBS coaches to do that.
  3. 2016 and 2015 Bear Bryant National Coach of the Year. First coach to win award in consecutive years.
  4. 2015 National Coach of the Year by Associated Press, ESPN (Home Depot) Walter Camp Foundation, AFCA and Sporting News.
  5. 2015 and 2016 ACC Champion, first time in 28 years Clemson has won back to back titles.
  6. First coach in college football history to win a bowl game five consecutive years against teams coached by men who had already won a national championship.
  7. His teams have finished among the nation's top 10 in the NCAA's Academic Progress Report each of the last six years. Since 2009, 144 of his 150 seniors have received their degree from Clemson. four of the other 6 are playing in the NFL.
  8. Only coach in the country to beat a top 25 team in a bowl game each of the last five years.
  9. Has led Clemson to a top 25 finish six years in a row, Clemson is one of just three programs nationally to do it.
  10. Clemson has a streak of 24 consecutive top 5 rankings in AP poll, longest active streak in the nation entering 2017.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS & HONORS

2016 National Champions

Back to Back College Football Playoffs

2016 Fiesta Bowl Champions

Back to Back ACC Champions

2015 Orange Bowl Champions

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

70 wins in the past six years, 2nd most in the nation

23 of the 24 seniors on 2016 team have graduated and 157 of 162 seniors have graduated in his Clemson head coaching career.

Won NCAA record tying 14 games for second straight year.

5 consecutive bowl wins over top 25 opponents

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.

Directed Clemson to an 89-28 overall record (.761) and a 54-15 ACC regular-season mark (.783). His winning percentage (.763) is sixth amongst active FBS coaches.

Tony Elliott

CO-OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR/RUNNING BACKS

  • 2015 ACC Champs
  • Has produced a 1000 yard rusher each of the last three seasons
  • 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

  • 2015 ACC Champs
  • Has coached two All Americans, Sammy Watkins and DeAndre Hopkins
  • Has produced a 1000-yard receiver each of the last three seasons
  • 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

  • 2015 ACC Champs
  • Offensive Line Coach
  • Coached All-American Center Dalton Freeman in 2012
  • Has produced a 1st All-ACC Lineman each of the past 2 seasons
  • 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

  • 2015 ACC Champs
  • Coached 1st Team All American and John Mackey Award Winner Dwayne Allen
  • 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

  • 2015 ACC Champs
  • Offensive coordinator at Richmond past three seasons
  • 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 an outstanding job since he graduated from Clemson in 1999 and we welcome him back… I knew one day I would like to hire him.”

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Brent Venables

Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers

  • Rivals 2016 Recruiter of the Year
  • 2015 247 Sports Defensive Coordinator of the Year
  • 2015 ACC Champs
  • Top 5 Finalist for the Frank Broyles Award
  • 2014 #1 ranked Defense
  • 2013 defense led nation in Tackles For Loss with 123

“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

  • Added as a full-time assistant coach in January 2016; will work with the Tiger safeties, as Mike Reed shifts his focus to the cornerbacks.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • Added as a full-time assistant coach in January 2016; takes over as coach of the defensive line following the retirement of Dan Brooks and move of Marion Hobby to the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars.
  • Helped Jacksonville State to 33-6 record in three seasons from 2014-16. The Gamecocks reached the FCS National Championship Game in 2015, and compiled a perfect 23-0 record in the Ohio Valley Conference with three titles in his tenure.
  • 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.
  • As an assistant on the 2014 Jacksonville State staff, helped defense to a league-best 127.7 rushing yards per game allowed.
  • 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

  • 2015 FootballScoop Defensive Backs Coach of the Year
  • 2015 ACC Champs
  • Led Clemson pass defense to 16th in the nation and 13th in interceptions in his first year at Clemson
  • Coached 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

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

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF RECRUITING

KYLE RICHARDSON KYLE RICHARDSON

SENIOR OFFENSIVE ASSISTANT

LEMANSKI HALL LEMANSKI HALL

SENIOR DEFENSIVE 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

HENRY GUESS HENRY GUESS

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ATHLETIC VIDEO SERVICES

JEFFREY FELLERS JEFFREY FELLERS

GRAPHICS COORDINATOR

TY CLEMENTS TY CLEMENTS

RECRUITING OPERATIONS COORDINATOR

NICK YARID NICK YARID

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF EQUIPMENT

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

MORGAN TADLOCK MORGAN TADLOCK

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT RECRUITING

Player Development

MIGUEL CHAVIS MIGUEL CHAVIS

ASSISTANT FOR DEFENSIVE PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

ANDREW WARWICK ANDREW WARWICK

ASSISTANT FOR DEFENSIVE ANALYSIS & RESEARCH 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

Graduate Assistants

ZACHARY ALLEY ZACHARY ALLEY
THOMAS AUSTIN THOMAS AUSTIN
ZACH FULMER ZACH FULMER
DEANDRE MCDANIEL DEANDRE MCDANIEL
XAVIER DYE XAVIER DYE
MIKE BRIGLIN MIKE BRIGLIN

STRENGTH, CONDITIONING & NUTRITION

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

PAUL HARRINGTON PAUL HARRINGTON

FOOTBALL NUTRITIONIST STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

DONNA MCCAIN DONNA MCCAIN

EXECUTIVE PERFORMANCE CHEF

Paw Journey

JEFF DAVIS JEFF DAVIS

ASSISTANT ATHLETIC DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL PLAYER RELATIONS

ALLISON WAYMYERS ALLISON WAYMYERS

DIRECTOR OF CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

SAVANNAH BAILEY SAVANNAH BAILEY

PLAYER RELATIONS COORDINATOR

REGGIE PLEASENT REGGIE PLEASENT

LIFE COACH