June 7, 2000
Clemson, SC–Anthony Solomon has been named an assistant coach with the Clemson men’s basketball program, head coach Larry Shyatt announced Thursday. Solomon replaces Scott Duncan, who resigned in April to become an assistant coach at the University of Oregon.
Solomon has been on the Clemson staff the last two years as assistant athletic director for basketball operations. He has significant experience as both a player and an assistant coach in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The native of Newport News, VA was a four-year letterwinner at the University of Virginia. The Cavaliers went to four postseason tournaments during his playing career (1983-87), including the NCAA Final Four in 1984. The team also advanced to the Final Eight of the NIT and participated in two more NCAA Tournaments. Virginia won 78 games in his four seasons on the team.
Solomon began his coaching career shortly after his graduation from Virginia as a graduate assistant at the University of Delaware for the 1988-89 season. After one year as a graduate assistant he became a full-time assistant at Bowling Green State. He remained at the Mid-American conference school for three seasons and the team went to two NITs in that time.
In 1992-93, Solomon was an assistant coach at Manhattan College. The Jaspers won the MAAC Championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. Solomon worked under Bill Dooley at Richmond for the 1993-94 season.
In 1994, Solomon returned to his alma mater, where he coordinated recruiting and player development under Jeff Jones. Virginia was selected for two NCAA Tournaments during his tenure, including a 25-9 record and NCAA Final Eight season in 1994-95. The Cavaliers tied for the ACC regular season title that year.
Solomon earned his bachelors degree from Virginia in 1987. He and his wife, Tracy, also a Virginia graduate, have two children, Maya Anne and Kamra Mae.
“Anthony was the person we wanted to add to our staff when we first came to Clemson from Wyoming in 1998,” said Shyatt. “He embodies all the qualities you are looking for in a coach. He has a great family, an outstanding representative of this program and the community. Anthony’s work habits are second to none and he has an exceptional basketball intellect.”
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