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Oct 02, 2018

ACC Tipoff

Head coach Amanda Butler and senior guard Danielle Edwards spent the day in Charlotte for #ACCTipoff, interacting with local and national media. Check out their experiences!

“We are going to play hard and make the game about the things that make us special. We are going to go until we are stopped.” ~ Coach Butler

“I’ve always been a defensive player. I love getting a tip that leads to a steal and it has always been in my blood to get after it on defense.” ~ Danielle Edwards

New Coaching Staff: head coach Amanda Butler and her brand new coaching staff joined the Clemson Family, looking to rebuild a program that was once a perennial contender in the ACC. Heading into her 25th season as a coach (13th as a head coach), Butler comes to Clemson from Florida where she posted a 190-136 record. The coaching staff as a whole combines for over 52 years of basketball coaching experience.

Strong On D: The Tigers ranked fifth in the ACC in both scoring defense and fi eld goal pct defense during the 2017- 18 season, holding opponents to an average of 60.3 points per game. Kobi Thornton led the Tigers averaging 1.7 blocked shots per game (fifth in the ACC), while Danielle Edwards tallied 2.6 steals per game, good for second in the ACC. Both players return to the court this season for the Tigers.

Making History: Simone (or Moe) joins the Tigers as a graduate transfer after receiving a 7th year of eligibility. She is believed, according to the NCAA, to be the first Division I women’s basketball player to be granted a 7th year of eligibility. She is the only member of the team that played for Coach Butler at Florida.