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Tiger Coach Rundown

Aug. 9, 1999

Clemson Coaches

Trevor Adair, Men’s Soccer Lock Haven State ’82

59-22-6 at Clemson in four years, he has an overall mark of71-44-11 including his years as a head coach at Brown. Coached theTigers to the ACC regular season title and a first-place finish atthe ACC Tournament in 1998. Led the Tigers to the NCAAquarterfinals in 1998, and had number one ranking for much of thefall, including the final regular season poll. As ACC Coach of theYear he defeated seven top 25 teams. Coach Adair guided Clemson toa top five finish and the second round of the NCAA Tournament inhis first year with the program in 1995. Wojtek Krakowiak was thetop player in the nation last year, winning the Herman Award as theNational Player of the year. Four other Tigers made All-Americanteams and three were taken in the first 18 selection of the MLSdraft. Has taken Clemson to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament anda final top 20 ranking in three of his four seasons.

Jim Davis, Women’s Basketball Tennessee Wesleyan ’70

Has posted a record 259-116 at Clemson in 12 seasons. Onlycoach in Clemson history to lead the Lady Tigers to the ACCChampionship, he has done it twice in the last four years. Hascoached Clemson to the ACC Tournament Championship game fourstraight years. Clemson’s winningest women’s basketball coach inhistory with 259 victories. Led the Lady Tigers to a school recordof 26 overall wins in 1998-99, the 1997-98 team won 25 games, thesecond highest victory total in school history. Davis’ teamdefeated NCAA Finalist Duke twice last year, the only ACC team todefeat the Blue Devils last season. Has taken Clemson to the NCAATournament in 11 of his 12 years and to postseason play all 12seasons. That includes last year when Clemson advanced to the Sweet16. ACC Coach of the Year in 1989-90 and 1993-94. Has defeated thenation’s top ranked team twice.

Nancy Harris, Women’s Tennis Alabama ’82

In her third year at Clemson, she has an overall coachingrecord of 211-67 in 11 years. Led Clemson to the NCAA Regionals in1998 Coached 36 women’s All-Americans and 17 men’s All-Americans atAuburn-Montgomery. Had 135-24 record as women’s coach (.850) and63-13 mark as men’s coach (.829) at Auburn Montgomery NamedNational Coach of the Year at the NAIA level four times, includingthree times as coach of the men’s program. Played professionaltennis, she played in Wimbledon, the US Open and the AustralianOpen. In 1995 and 1996, her men’s teams at Auburn-Montgomery wonthe NAIA National Championship, becoming the first female coach inhistory to lead a men’s tennis program to a national championship.

Jolene Hoover, Volleyball Illinois State ’86

the winningest coach in Clemson volleyball history with arecord of 143-60 at Clemson in six years. Has an overall mark of236-91 in nine years. Coached Jodi Steffes, ACC rookie of the year,and Alison Coday, first team All-ACC in 1998. Led the Tigers to aNCAA bid and a 22-11 overall record in 1998. Has coached Clemson tothe NCAA tournament in four of her six seasons. Named ACCCoach-of-the-Year in 1994, first Clemson volleyball coach to behonored with that award. Hoover has had an All-ACC players everyyear she has coached at Clemson. Guided Clemson to its firs everACC Championship in 1997. Clemson defeated undefeated Maryland,ending the Terps 29-game winning streak in the process. Clemson hada 26-8 record in 1997.

Chuck Kriese, Men’s Tennis Tennessee Tech, ’72

Reached the magic 500-win mark last year when his Tigersdefeated rival North Carolina 5-2 in a match played in April atClemson. Enters this season, his 25th, with a record of 503-290 atClemson. Winningest men’s tennis coach in Clemson and ACC history.His 503 career wins rank in the top 15 all-time nationally. Hascoached Clemson to 18 NCAA tournament appearances, including 1999,in his 24 years as head coach. That includes six Final Eightfinishes and 11 Sweet 16 finishes. Tigers have won 10 ACC regularseason chamspionships and 10 conference championships under Kriese.Clemson has won the ACC Tournament nine times under Kriese. Clemsonhas 13 top 20 national finishes since 1979 under Kriese. Coachedthe National Senior Player of the Year four times in his career,more than any other college tennis coach. Has coached 18 differentAll-Americans, including 1999 Clemson Hall of Fame Inductee MarkDickson.

Jack Leggett, Baseball Maine ’76

Has coached Clemson to 288 wins in just six years, an averageof 48 wins per year. Already has 665 wins in his 20-years as aDivision I head coach. Has coached Clemson to the NCAA Tournamentevery year he has been at Clemson, including two berths in theCollege World Series (1995 and 1996). The Tigers recorded 12 winsover Top 25 teams for the 1999 season, including wins over Miami(FL), Texas A&M, and Florida State all College World Seriesteams. His Tigers have 73 wins over top 25 teams in first sixyears, including four wins over the number-one team. A victory overFlorida State in 1999 ended the Seminoles 21-game winning streakand marked the first time Clemson had gained victory over thenumber-one ranked team in the nation in any sport in three years.Clemson reached the finals of the ACC Tournament, won theFayetteville Regoional of the NCAA Tournament and was within threeouts of qualifying for the College World Series. Coached currentMajor League players Kris Benson, Billy Koch, Shane Monahan andMichael Holtz.

Tracey Leone, Women’s Soccer North Carolina ’91 Ray Leone, Women’s Soccer UNC Charlotte, 85

First co-head coaches of a sport in Clemson athletics history.Leone’s have posted a record of 65-32-2 at Clemson in five years.They have guided Clemson to the NCAA Tournment in each of the firstfive years of the program. The Lady Tigers reached the finals ofthe ACC Tournament and the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament in 1998.Team posted a 16-7 record in 1998, including 5-2 mark in the ACC.Clemson is the only program in women’s soccer history to advance tothe NCAA Tournament in each of its first five seasons. Program hasfinished in the top 20 in each season, #13 in 1994, #15 in 1995,#18 in1996, #10 in 1997, and #11 in 1998. Guided Clemson to FinalEight finish in 1997 and six wins over top 25 teams.

Susie Lueck, Women’s Rowing Washington ’92

Brought Clemson instant aclaim in her first year with theprogram, winning the 1999 ACC Regatta. In her second year atClemson, her fifth overall as a coach. The Clemson rowing ream, inits first year of varsity status, had a department best 28 academichonor roll members out of its 46 roster members. The team had a3.08 GPA, up from 3.03 in the first semester. Five members of theteam had a perfect 4.0 in the classroom. The team ranked fourth atthe Central Region Regatta, trailing only Michigan, Michigan State,and Ohio State and finishing first amoung all Atlantic CoastConference teams. The Novice 8+ team was undefeated for the season,including the victory at the Central Region. Named West CoastConference Coach of the Year while at Gonzaga in 1997 and 1998.Played collegiately at Washington.

Bruce Marchionda, Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Westminister College ’79

Has a combined record of 64-38 in his first years as head coachof the Clemson program. Guided the women’s team to a #36 finalranking and a 6-2 record in 1998-1999. Coached All-American CamiSink and Academic All-Americans Will York and Jennifer Mihalik.First time Clemson has had an academic All-American in men’sswimming and women’s swimming in the same year. Guided the women’sprogram to a #24 ranking and 9-4 record in 1997-98. Coached twoAll-Americans that year. Guided Clemson to the 1996-97 women’s ACCChampionship, Clemson’s first swimming title in the decade of the1990s. Named ACC women’s swimming Coach of the Year in 1996-97.

Larry Penley, Golf Clemson ’81

Has coached Clemson for 16 years and all 16 years he has hadClemson in the NCAA National tournament. Clemson has finished theseason in the final national top 10 each of the last three years,the only current coach who has a streak of top 10 rankings thatlong. Guided Clemson to a eigth place finish in the 1999 NCAATournament. The Clemson golf team was ranked number-one in thenation for 10 straight weeks in the spring and won a record oftying five national tournaments. Penely is one of two activecoaches in the country who has taken a team to the NCAA GolfNational Tournament 16 straigtht years. Clemson has won three NCAARegionsal Championship, five ACC titles, and 41 tournament in his16 years at Clemson. Coached NCAA Champion Charles Warren in 1997.Warren and former All-American Richard Coughlan have both been onthe PGA Tour. ACC Coach of the Year in 1996, 1997 and 1998. He is afour-time recipient of the honor.

Bob Pollock, Men’s Track The Citadel ’71

Has been the track coach at Clemson for 10 years, he is in his28th year overall as a head coach. Has won 15 ACC Championships inthe Clemson career, more than any other coach in Clemson history. A15 time ACC Coach-of-the-Year selection, also the most in Clemsonhistory. Tigers have won the ACC Indoor Track title for threestraight years. Clemson also had 12 All-American preformances inthe 1998-1999 indoor and outdoor seasons. The Indoor team was thirdin the nation and captured the ACC Meet, winning ninechampionships. Tigers won the ACC Indoor and Outdoor titles in1996-97. Clemson has finished in the top three of the NCAA Indoormeet each of the last two years. One of just three coaches in ACChistory to win ACC Coach of the Year honors each of his first twoyears with a program. Clemson has had 122 All-America certificatesin his career. Has coached 15 NCAA Champions in his career, morethan any other Clemson coach.

Larry Shyatt, Men’s Basketball College of Wooster ’73

Guided Clemson to a 20-15 record in his first season as headcoach in 1998-1999. Shyatt’s 20 victories set a Tiger record as themost wins for a Clemson coach in their first year. Under thedirection of Larry Shyatt the Tigers reached the finals of the NIT,for the first time in Clemson Basketball history, defeatingGoergia, Rutgers, Butler and Xavier in the process. Clemson had theleading scorer (Terrell McIntyre) and the leading rebounder (HaroldJamison) in the ACC in 1998-1999. Has been on a coaching staff thathas gone to postseason play 15 of the last 16 years. Associate HeadCoach at Clemson in 1996-97, the year Clemson finished eighth inthe final USA Today poll, Clemson’s highest final ranking inhistory. Served as head coach at Wyoming in 1997-98, leading theteam to a 19-9 record. So, he has averaged 19.5 wins in his twoseasons.

Ralph White, Women’s Track Penn State, ’74

In his first year as Clemson’s head women’s track coach Not inhis first year with the athletic department, he spent the last twoyears as an assistant coach in the men’s track program. CoachedClemson’s sprinters and last year the athletes he coached won twoNational Championships, eight ACC titles and set four schoolrecords. In his career, White has coached 126 All-Americans,including 26 National Champions. Tigers won National Championshipsin three events in his two years. Shawn Crawford won the indoor 200meters, Ato Modibo won the indoor 400 meters and the 4X400 meterrelay team of Charles Allen, Kenny Franklin, Davidson Gill and AtoModibo. Served as head women’s cross country women’s and men’strack coach at Allegheny College in Pennsylvania from 1987-96. Asan assistant coach at SMU he developed 41 All-Americans, 18National Champions and five Olympians.

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