10 Things to Know About 2015 and 2016 CFB Coach of the Year
Dabo Swinney

  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.
  • Coach Swinney is the only coach to lead a non-SEC team to consecutive wins over SEC top 10 teams.
Robbie Caldwell
Offensive Line
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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."
–Dabo Swinney


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Robbie Caldwell

Offensive Line
  • 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
Tony Elliott
Co-Offensive Coordinator
Running Backs
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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."
–Dabo Swinney


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Tony Elliott

Co-Offensive Coordinator/Running Backs
  • 2011-present: Running Backs Coach Clemson University
  • 2008-10: Wide Receivers Coach Furman University
  • 2006-07: Wide Receivers Coach S.C. State University
Danny Pearman
Associate Head Coach/Tight Ends
Special Teams Coordinator
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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."
–Dabo Swinney


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Danny Pearman

Associate Head Coach/Tight Ends/Special Teams Coordinator
  • 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
Jeff Scott
Co-Offensive Coordinator
Wide Receivers
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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."
–Dabo Swinney


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Jeff Scott

Co-Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers
  • 2009-present: Recruiting Coordinator, Wide Receivers Coach Clemson University
  • 2008: Graduate Assistant, Wide Receivers Coach Clemson University
  • 2007: Wide Receivers Coach Presbyterian College
  • 2006: Head Coach Blythewood High School (South Carolina)
Brandon Streeter
Quarterbacks
Recruiting Coordinator
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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."
–Dabo Swinney

Brandon Streeter

Quarterbacks/Recruiting Coordinator
  • 2012-14: Offensive Coordinator Richmond
  • 2009-11: Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach Liberty University
  • 2006-08: Quarterbacks Coach Liberty University
  • 2004-05: Graduate Assistant Clemson University
  • 2003: Running Back/Recruiting Coordinator Charleston Southern
  • 2002: Quarterbacks Coach Charleston Southern

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Coaches

Brent Venables
Defensive Coordinator
Linebackers
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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


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Brent Venables

Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
  • 2012-present: Defensive Coordinator, Linebackers Coach Clemson University
  • 2004-2011: Associate Head Coach, Defensive Coordinator, Linebackers Coach University of Oklahoma
  • 1999-2003: Co-Defensive Coordinator, Linebackers Coach University of Oklahoma
  • 1998: Defensive Running Game Coordinator, Linebackers Coach Kansas State University
  • 1996-97: Linebackers Coach Kansas State University
  • 1993-95: Graduate Assistant Kansas State University
Mickey Conn
Safeties
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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.

Mickey Conn

Safeties
  • 2000-2016: Grayson (Ga.) HS
Mike Reed
Cornerbacks
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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


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Mike Reed

Cornerbacks
  • 2013-present: Cornerbacks Coach Clemson University
  • 2007-12: Defensive Backs Coach N.C. State University
  • 2003-06: Quality Control Coach Philadelphia Eagles
  • 2002: Defensive Backs, Special Teams Philadelphia Eagles
  • 2000-01: Wide Receivers, Tight Ends, Defensive Backs Coach University of Richmond
Todd Bates
Defensive Line
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Todd Bates

Defensive Line
  • 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.

Todd Bates

Defensive Line
  • 2007: Talladega (Ala.) HS
  • 2008: Oxford (Miss.) HS
  • 2009-2010: Idaho State
  • 2011-12: Idaho State
  • 2013: East Mississippi CC
  • 2014-2015: Jacksonville State
  • 2016: Jacksonville Jaguars

Defensive
Coaches

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

Support
Staff

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
TY CLEMENTS
TY CLEMENTS
RECRUITING OPERATIONS COORDINATOR
JEFFREY FELLERS
JEFFREY FELLERS
GRAPHICS COORDINATOR
NICK YARID
NICK YARID
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF EQUIPMENT

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

Administrative
Support Staff

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

Player
Development

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

Graduate
Assistants

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

Strength,
Conditioning
& Nutrition

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

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